If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this one might be worth 750, or so.
It’s my talk given at Friday’s Pages & Pints at Lewiston Public Library, in a photo. Well, technically not my talk, since flip charts suck as an audio platform, but an outline of my 30-minute blast on Moxie, beer, and a few thoughts on the craft of writing (and Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft).
As far as I know, no cans or bottles of Moxie were harmed during the event, but we did some beer afterwards at Baxter Brewing Company.
After that, some of us went up the hill to Middle Street, descending on She Doesn’t Like Guthries. A few more beers, great Guthries’ fare, and music by the excellent Jon Assam, with Danny on the drums. Listening to Jon made me think I was sitting in my living room listening to the late, great Jason Molina.
On Tuesday I wrote about writers writing about “outliers” in Maine, whatever the hell an outlier is in that particular context. Extending the thread slightly, Lewiston could be an outlier (if prone to see Maine that way). If it is, there’s a lot more going on than people from outside give the place credit for.