February 20, 2018
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Award-winning children’s novelist to be at Bar Harbor library Monday night, April 15

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BAR HARBOR — Gary D. Schmidt, the award-winning author of eight novels for children, will be at the Jesup Memorial Library on Monday, April 15 at 7 p.m. to talk about writing and his creative process.
A professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., he is the author of eight novels for young readers including Okay for Now; Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, which won both the Newbery and Printz Honors; The Wednesday Wars, which was a Newbery Honor book; and Trouble which is set in Maine where he is a frequent visitor.
He will be on Mount Desert Island in April courtesy of Island Readers & Writers (IRW) to teach at the ARROW Retreat for writers and artists in seventh and eighth grades during spring break, and he’ll be at the Jesup courtesy of IRW. This will be the only event open to the public during his visit to MDI.
“We’re thrilled to have writer of Gary Schmidt’s caliber and talent coming to the Jesup,” said Ruth Eveland, director of the library. “It’s a terrific opportunity for readers and writers of all ages.”
Sherman’s book store will be providing copies of Gary’s books for sale at the event, and part of the proceeds will go to the Jesup library.
For more information about the author, visit his website at www.hmhbooks.com.