Waldo Reads Together 

2023

Connecting you with community through reading & discussion.

Featured Book

Set in a Native community in Maine, Night of the Living Rez. From this riveting debut collection of stories that read like chapters in a novel, readers discover what it means to be a young Penobscot man in the twenty-first century.  

Described by the Boston Globe as “A perfect mix of funny, sad, timely, intense, this one has something for everyone."

Morgan Talty

Talty is an Assistant Professor of English in Creative Writing and Native American and contemporary Literature at the University of Maine, Orono and is on the faculty at the Stonecoast MFA in creative writing as well as the Institute of American Indian Arts. Night of the Living Rez won the New England Book Award, was a Finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers, and is a Finalist for the 2023 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.  Talty lives in Levant, ME.

NOTE:  Program details are still being refined.  A variety of facilitated discussion sessions (both live and via Zoom) will be offered throughout the month of April.  Final registration and program details will be available by March 1. 

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“One Book, One Community,” created by the American Library Association, is a book discussion program that offers a community-wide read of one designated book over the same period of time with discussions and related activities about the book’s themes.  Waldo Reads Together is our local version of this program, offered last year for the first time through the initiative of Aging Well in Waldo County and partner organizations to help alleviate some social isolation and connect community members.  This year's initiative is led by Literacy Volunteers of Waldo County, in partnership with Belfast Free Library, the Hutchinson Center and a committee of community members.