Maine Festival of the Book Opening Night: Tony Horwitz on John Brown

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Tony Horwitz

Wonder what writers really think about? Get ready for a literary extravaganza! The Maine Festival of the Book, brought to you by Maine Reads, brings together writers and readers to enjoy readings, panel discussions, book signings and performances. With the exception of Opening Night and Youth Outreach, festival events are first-come, first-served with free, un-ticketed seating. In its five years of existence, the Maine Festival of the Book has featured more than 200 authors, including six Pulitzer Prize winners.

This year Tony Horwitz, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, presented a talk at USM’s Abromson Center on his 2011 book, Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War. Horwitz examines the life of the militant abolitionist and the legacy of his famous raid on Harpers Ferry.

The Maine Festival of the Book is an annual festival brought to you by Maine Reads with support from the Maine Humanities Council.