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Noted authors will be the feature of fundraiser at opera house

Posted May 14, 2012, at 10:26 a.m.
Last modified May 14, 2012, at 11:17 a.m.
Richard Russo and Andre Dubus III will be at The Rockport Opera House May 19
Richard Russo and Andre Dubus III will be at The Rockport Opera House May 19

ROCKPORT, Maine — Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Russo and New York Times bestseller Andre Dubus III will appear at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at The Rockport Opera House to discuss their work, including Dubus’ memoir, “Townie,” and Russo’s upcoming memoir, “Elsewhere.”

Dubus, whose “House of Sand and Fog” was a finalist for The National Book Award, and Russo, who won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for “Empire Falls,” will share the stage and take questions from audience members, as well as sign books, including Russo’s new collection, “Interventions,” a collaboration with his daughter, the artist Kate Russo.

Doors will open at 4 p.m. Wine, cheese, chocolates and other Maine treats will be provided.

All Aboard Trolley will provide shuttle van service from the former Camden-Rockport Elementary School on West Street to opera house.

Tickets are $50, $25 with student I.D. Proceeds will benefit The Community Schools. Tickets are available at The Owl & Turtle Bookshop, hello hello books, Maine Coast Book Shop & Café, by calling 207-236-3000, or by visiting http://www.thecommunityschools.org.

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