When Penny Guisinger, the Director of Development at the Cobscook Community Learning Center, invited Richard Ford, one of her literary heroes, to visit the center, it had not occurred to her that he might say, "Yes."
But he did.
"What he said is that he loves coming to Washington County, and that he would be happy to help out," describes Guisinger. That conversation took place at a public reading almost two years ago, and the timing has finally worked out for Ford to make the trip. Pulitzer prize winner Richard Ford will be appearing at the CCLC on Wednesday August 8th. There will be a reception with the author at 6 pm, and then Ford will deliver a lecture and a reading at 7:30. Tickets are $25 for the reception, and $10 for the lecture and reading.