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Authors Series with Morgan Talty, Author of Night of the Living Rez at Denmark Arts Center

Updated: Sep 18, 2022

Sunday, September 18, 2022, at 3:00 p.m., join Denmark Historical Society, Denmark Public Library, and Denmark Arts Center Collaborative as they present the Authors Series and an afternoon with author Morgan Talty and the novel, Night of the Living Rez. Morgan will be interviewed by author Gregory Brown.

It’s a Books and Beer type of season – Sit back, sip, and savor the spoken word. Concessions will be available.

Amil Niazi of the NYTimes called Night of the Living Rez “a brash, irreverent story collection illuminating life and death on the Penobscot Indian Nation reservation.’ Referring to Talty’s first book as ‘remarkable collection [with] electric, captivating voices that manage to channel grief, trauma, boyhood and brutality in their totality.”

Morgan Talty is a citizen of the Penobscot Indian Nation where he grew up. He received his BA in Native American Studies from Dartmouth College and his MFA in fiction from Stonecoast’s low-residency program. His story collection Night of the Living Rez from Tin House Books (2022), and his work has appeared in Granta, The Georgia Review, Shenandoah, TriQuarterly, Narrative Magazine, LitHub, and elsewhere. A winner of the 2021 Narrative Prize, Talty’s work has been supported by the Elizabeth George Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts (2022). Talty teaches courses in both English and Native American Studies, and he is on the faculty at the Stonecoast MFA in creative writing. Talty is also a Prose Editor at The Massachusetts Review. He lives in Levant, Maine.

The Authors’ Series is funded by the generous donation of an anonymous Angel, support from our guests, and sponsorship support from Bridgton Books.

This is a pay-what-you-can event with a suggested donation of $10 for future authors presentations. Register online at

HEPA air purifier systems and ventilation will be engaged for indoor performances.

Source: Denmark Arts Center


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