Chestertown, MD, November 8, 2005 — Washington College's O'Neill Literary House and Chestertown's Prince Theatre Foundation present "An Evening with Maureen Corrigan," book reviewer for NPR's "Fresh Air" and author of Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading (Random House, 2005), Sunday, November 20, at 6 p.m. at the Historic Prince Theatre on High Street. The event is free, and the public is invited to attend.
For more information, call 410-810-2060 or visit the Prince Theatre's website atwww.princetheatre.org. Book signing to follow.
As a book reviewer for The Washington Post and NPR's "Fresh Air" as well as a professor of English at Georgetown University, Corrigan has shared her love of books with the public for more than 16 years. Join her for an in-depth interview with novelist Benjamin Anastas, author of An Underachiever's Diary and Interim Director of Washington College's O'Neill Literary House, followed by a lively reading of passages from Corrigan's new memoir, Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: Finding and Losing Myself in Books, performed by local actress Melissa McGlynn.
Praised for its wit and insight, Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading offers a reflective glimpse into the life of a self-proclaimed bookworm. From Jane Eyre to The Maltese Falcon, Corrigan reacts to her favorite works and reads her own life's triumphs and travails through reading and through an intense passion for literature. According to author Bobbie Ann Mason, "If you wonder about the secret life of bookworms, this is the book that will open up the rich rewards of going around with your nose stuck in a book."
The Prince Theatre Foundation, entering its fifth year, is committed to promoting broad public use of the Historic Prince Theatre in Chestertown, MD. The Foundation operates the beautifully restored 1926 movie house as a center for the performing and visual arts on the upper Eastern Shore.