Authors Valente, Hanson to speak at Topsham Library

TOPHSAM — Topsham Public Library is hosting upcoming author talks with an award-winning fantasy fiction writer, as well as a historic preservation professional.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Catherynne Valente will be at the library at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31. Her books include the Hugo-nominated Eurovision-in-space epic, “Space Opera,” “Mass Effect Andromeda: Annihilation,” and “The Refrigerator Monologues” (soon to be adapted for TV), as well as the Fairyland series. She is the winner of the Norton, Tiptree, Sturgeon, Prix Imaginales, Eugie Foster Memorial, Mythopoeic, Rhysling, Lambda, Locus, Romantic Times’ Critics Choice, and Hugo awards.
At 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, Topsham architectural historian, Scott Hanson, will discusses “Restoring Your Historic House: The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.” Hanson is a historic preservation professional and has 40 years’ experience rehabilitating historic houses. He has illustrated this book with hundreds of step-by-step photos, illustrations, charts and decision-making guides.
The talks are free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing at each event.
The Topsham Public Library is at 25 Foreside Road. For more information, contact the library at 207-725-1727 or at