Join us for an evening with local author David Treadwell, at 7pm on Tuesday October 26 in the Morrell Meeting Room. Treadwell will discuss his new book, A Flash Fiction Exchange Between Methuselah and the Maiden: Sixty Stories to While Away the Hours.
In the fall of 2020, David Treadwell, a 78-year-old professional writer, and Anneka Williams, then a Bowdoin College senior, decided to write flash fiction together. Flash fiction involves taking a short prompt (e.g. “The smell of chocolate” or “What a way to die,” or “Put ‘bolo tie,’ ‘toothache’ and ‘chandelier’ in a story,” etc.) and then writing a story of 1,000 words or less to that prompt. Each chapter in the book is a prompt followed by Anneka’s story and then David’s story, each written to that prompt.
Anneka Williams, who hails from Waitsfield, Vermont, is currently working on a masters in global climate science at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. She loves reading, adventuring outdoors, writing, woodworking, listening to audiobooks, and getting up early to watch the sunrise. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Bowdoin with a major in environmental science.
David Treadwell, a graduate of Bowdoin College and the Harvard Business School, spent his career writing admissions and fundraising materials for colleges and schools around the U.S. For the last 15 years he has been writing for area newspapers. His “Just a Little Old” column has been running in the Times Record for the last eight years. “Methuselah and the Maiden” is his third book.
For more information, call 725-5242.