CASTINE — Food, hunger and family will be the focus of a reception and readings by eight writers with connections to Maine on Saturday, July 9, at 4:30 on the Castine Town Common.
The essays by writers Jenny Bicks, Hal Crowther, Ron Currie, Wes McNair, Cathie Pelletier, Kate Russo, Lee Smith and Georgia Zildjian are among the 70 essays included in the book “Breaking Bread,” which focuses on food and how it sustains us — mind, body and soul.
The book was edited and collected by Castine writer Deborah Joy Corey and Colby College professor and writer Debra Spark, who also contributed essays to the collection.
The reception will be followed at 5:30 p.m.by author readings in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Castine sanctuary.
The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and reservations are required. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.