Author visit with Paul Betit, March 16

Author and former Maine journalist Paul Betit will be at the library to share from his newest release “Let Me Tell A Story.” A graduate of the University of Maine, Betit worked as a general assignment reporter or as a sportswriter for nearly 39 years, including stints with the Kennebec Journal, the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram,

Let Me Tell A Story is a collection of first-person stories that take place over a 60-year period. With most of the stories set in Maine, the book starts with a tale about a 12-year-old boy who learns some important life lessons during a family trip to Aroostook County. It ends with a piece about an elderly Brunswick couple learning some lessons of their own while coming to grips with old ages. In between, readers meet old soldiers and young soldiers, brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, disc jockeys and drug dealers and other sordid types. A number of the stories were inspired by the Betit’s experiences during the Vietnam War and its aftermath.

March 16 at 6:30PM.