Maine actors read short stories by Maine writers

Posted June 06, 2011, at 10:59 p.m.

BELFAST — as if stories, an ongoing series of readings of short stories by Maine writers performed by Maine actors, will return at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Åarhus Gallery. The evening will feature three short stories —  “She Loved to Cook but Not Like This” by Brock Clarke, read by Morten Hansen; “Slow Monkeys” by Jim Nichols, read by Dennis Harrington; and “Officer Friendly” by Lewis Robinson, read by Nathan Raleigh.

Brock Clarke of Portland and teaches creative writing at Bowdoin College.

Morten Hansen of Troy twice set the world record for the most objects ever juggled between two people.

Jim Nichols  of Warren is a novelist and has received the Willamette Fiction Prize, a River City Writing Award for Fiction and an Independent Artists Fellowship from the Maine Arts Commission.

Dennis Harrington of Belfast has performed in more than 200 plays with the Belfast Maskers, New Surry Theatre, TheatreArtsWorks in Camden, and the Waterville Opera House, and has read for Audio Bookshelf on National Public Radio.

Lewis Robinson of Portland is the author of the novel “Water Dogs” and the story collection “Officer Friendly.” both published by Random House.

Nathan Raleigh of Northport has appeared in numerous theater productions at The Belfast Maskers, Northport Music Theater, the Penobscot Theater in Bangor, and the 15Minute Festival in Belfast.

The mission of as if stories is to showcase the work of Maine writers by bringing their stories to life in live readings by Maine actors. Admission is by suggested donation of $8. Refreshments will be served.  For more information, call 338-0001.

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