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An Afternoon with Hope Andersen


Please join poet and novelist Hope Andersen at Main Street Books on Saturday afternoon for a discussion and signing of her recently released novel, When the Moon Winks.

When her husband of 30 years leaves her for a younger woman at the start of When the Moon Winks, Helen Ferry must find a way to deal with the emptiness left behind. At first, she sets out to reclaim her old life; instead, given wise advice, she begins a journey towards a newer, brighter version of herself.

Hope Andersen is a graduate of Wellesley College (B.A) and Yale Divinity School (M.A.R.).   She began writing novels in 2015, at the age of 60. She has published both stories and poems. Her debut novel, The Book Sisters, was released in November 2017 and her poetry chapbook Taking in Air was released in November 2018.  Since 2015, she has been commissioned to adapt two books into feature-length screenplays (Tick Tock and Private Battles).  In addition to writing, Ms. Andersen serves as a writing coach for those seeking publication. In her early career, she was awarded the Wellesley College Playwriting Award for her one-act play Room, later produced at the Lyric Stage, Boston. Ms. Andersen served as a teaching assistant for George Garrett at the Stone Coast Writer’s Conference in Maine.  She has worked intermittently over the years as a newspaper critic, a ghostwriter, an editor, a teacher, and a screenwriter.  

Earlier Event: May 18
Book Signing: Stephanie Fister
Later Event: May 19
Main Street Hooks