Mira Ptacin and Gibson Fay-LeBlanc will be doing a Q + A and a book signing as part of the Two Cent Talks.
Mira Maria Ptacin is a Maine-based creative nonfiction and children’s book author (and New York Times bestselling ghostwriter). She’s the author of the award-winning memoir Poor Your Soul (Soho Press 2016) as well as the forthcoming book The In-Betweens (Liverright – W.W. Norton). Her work frequently appears in Lenny Letter, Guernica, Tin House, Vice, New York Magazine, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Creative Nonfiction, Poets & Writers, Slice Magazine, and more. She is featured in The Moment: Wild, Poignant, Life-Changing Stories from 125 Writers and Artists Famous & Obscure (Harper Pernnial 2012); Get Out: Twenty-One Writers Respond to America’s War on Women’s Rights and Reproductive Health (Cherry Bomb Books 2013), and the anthology Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving NYC (Seal Press 2013). She currently lives in magical place called Peaks Island, Maine, with her husband Andrew, their son Theo Julian, daughter Simone True, and two rambunctious dogs, Huckleberry and Maybe.
Gibson Fay-LeBlanc is a writer and teacher. His first book of poems, Death of a Ventriloquist, won the Vassar Miller Prize and was published in 2012. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly calls the book “a debut that rings out long after Fay-LeBlanc’s lops stop moving.” Poets & Writers included the book as one of twelve in its annual debut poetry feature. PBS NewsHour featured Gibson reading his poem “How to Make Fatherhood Lyrical.” Gibson has recent poems in FIELD, jubilat, The Literary Review, and Slice and served as Portland’s fifth Poet Laureate from 2015-2018.