Date & Time: Saturday, October 27 | Doors 5:00 PM | Event 6:00 PM
Location: USM’s Glickman Library, Portland – 7th Floor Event Space

Maynard BookA native of New Hampshire, Joyce Maynard first came to national attention with the publication of her New York Times cover story, “An Eighteen Year Old Looks Back on Life” in 1972. Today, Maynard is the author of seventeen books, including the novel To Die For and the best-selling memoir, At Home in the World—translated into sixteen languages. Her recent memoir The Best of Us has just been released in paperback.

Join the MWPA for this very special evening celebrating the paperback release of Maynard’s recent memoir, The Best of Us. Light refreshments and snacks from 5:00 p.m.

Maynard’s novel, To Die For, was adapted for the screen by Buck Henry for a film directed by Gus Van Sant, in which Joyce can be seen in the role of Nicole Kidman’s lawyer. Her novel Labor Day was adapted and directed by Jason Reitman for a film starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, to whom Joyce offered instruction for making the pie that appeared in a crucial scene in the film.


Free parking is available in the USM garage off Bedford Street, as well as in the surface lots around the Glickman Library. *Please note, the garage will close at 8:30 PM.


This event is sponsored by the MWPA thanks in part to the support of the Kirby Family Foundation.