Megan Mayhew Bergman

Date: 11.18.2015 - 11.18.2015

Time: 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Location: New Hampshire Institute of Art, French Building Rotunda, 148 Concord St, Manchester, NH

Megan has two collections of short stories, Birds of a Lesser Paradise and Almost Famous Women, both critically acclaimed. The first collection is rooted in the relationship between the human and animal world, and almost every story incorporates animals in both literal and figurative capacities to explore her understanding of human behavior and relationships. In the more recent Almost Famous Women, Bergman takes actual historical women who were pushed to the margins either by the individuals in their lives or by historical circumstance and usually some combination. She places the spotlight squarely on them without glamorizing or airbrushing their faults and complexities. This NPR review of the book sums it up well. Megan is from Vermont and many of her characters are from Maine or elsewhere in New England.  She promises to be a big hit! You can see more of here work here.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact NHIA.