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Annual Author-to-Author Fundraiser

A special fundraising evening with Maine authors to support literacy education

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Midcoast Literacy’s Author-to-Author series brings Maine writers together for conversations about craft and the power of words. All proceeds from Author-to-Author ticket sales go to support Midcoast Literacy's work in the community. 

Author-to-Author April 2024:

Phuc Tran & Gibson Fay-LeBlanc

Saturday, April 27th, at 7:00pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick
1 Middle Street; Brunswick, ME

Maine writer Phuc Tran and Maine poet Gibson Fay-LeBlanc, who have been friends for over 20 years, will share the stage at Midcoast Literacy's second annual Author-to-Author fundraiser. The evening will feature the two authors and friends reading from their work and in conversation about their inspirations and influences.
A reception and meet-and-greet with the authors will follow, and copies of the two authors’ books will be available for purchase. 


In addition to the main Author-to-Author event at 7:00pm, Midcoast Literacy is also hosting a VIP Pre-Event Reception at OneSixtyFive: The Inn on Park Row from 5:30-6:45pm. Tickets are limited for this pre-event and so attendees will have more of a chance to talk one-on-one with authors Phuc Tran and Gibson Fay-LeBlanc. Light hors-d'ouevres will be served. Cash bar available. You can purchase an add-on ticket to the Pre-Event Reception for $20 per person.

An Evening with Phuc Tran & Gibson Fay-LeBlanc
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Phuc Tran is a writer, tattooer, and classicist. His memoir Sigh, Gone won the 2020 New England Book Award for Nonfiction and the 2021 Maine Literary Award for Memoir. He has been a high school Latin teacher and tattooer for over twenty years, for which he has won no awards. His 2012 TEDx talk “Grammar, Identity, and the Dark Side of the Subjunctive” was featured on NPR’s TED Radio Hour. He has a children’s book series in collaboration with bestselling illustrator Pete Oswald entitled Cranky.

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Gibson Fay-LeBlanc's first collection of poems, Death of a Ventriloquist won the 2011 Vassar Miller Prize and was featured by Poets & Writers, and his second, Deke Dangle Dive, was published by CavanKerry Press in 2021. His poems have appeared in magazines including the New Republic, Tin House, Narrative Magazine, Poetry Northwest, and Orion. He has helped lead community arts organizations including The Telling Room, SPACE Gallery, and Hewnoaks. Fay-LeBlanc is the current Executive Director of the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance.

All proceeds from tickets to the April 27th Author-to-Author event will support Midcoast Literacy’s free literacy programming for people of all ages in Lincoln, Sagadahoc, and northern Cumberland Counties.

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