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Trio of authors headline Marblehead Writers Festival

The reception begins in Abbot Public Library at 1 p.m., followed by a panel with authors Adriana Mather, Charlotte Gordon, and Bridget Hodder.

Mather is the New York Times bestselling author of How to Hang a Witch, and has family roots that go back to the first Thanksgiving, the Salem Witch Trials and the Titanic.

Gordon is an award-winning author whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, among other publications. Her latest book, Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley (Random House), won the National Book Critics Circle Award. She has also published Mistress Bradstreet: The Untold Story of America’s First Poet (Little, Brown) and The Woman Who Named God: Abraham’s Dilemma and the Birth of Three Faiths (Little, Brown).

Hodder is the author of The Rat Prince, a reimagining of Cinderella that debuted at the top of its category on the Amazon Hot List, was awarded a star on the Children’s Choice List of the International Literacy Association, and was shortlisted for the 2017 “Aslan” Prize in Children’s Fantasy. She worked for several years in the Marblehead Public Schools before publishing her first novel with Macmillan/Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

For more information about the event, contact the library at 781-631-1481 or visit www.abbotlibrary.org.

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