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Owls Head Revisited – Author Reading & Wine Tasting
September 27, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Along the coast of Maine, fame and fortune abound. According to author, Jim Krosschell, the town of Owls Head has little of either. “Its people occupy a gorgeous peninsula in Penobscot Bay but have raised only two-and-a-half tourist attractions,” says Krosschell. “The businesses in town with multiple employees are the general store and two lobster wholesalers. The Town Comprehensive Plan modestly states, “There are no sidewalks in Owls Head.”
Join us on Sunday, September 27th at 3 pm at Breakwater Vineyards in Owls Head for a reading from Jim’s new book on this special place, Owls Head Revisited. Jim’s personal essays, most about Maine (and versions of several of the chapters of this book) have been published in more than 50 journals and magazines. Copies of the book will be available for sale, and all proceeds will benefit the Land Trust.
When Jim retired from a career in science publishing, with time to explore and think and write, he crossed some kind of line, into much more intimacy with the place. The town is ordinary, except if you walk through its neighborhoods, on ocean shores and country lanes, on points of land, undeveloped woods and saltwater marshes, even through a couple of housing developments, and then Owls Head becomes a place many may seek: magically ordinary, a place of beauty and history, contradictions and community.