Author Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold Presents Raising Rufus: A Maine Love Story at PPL August 9

Providence Public Library welcomes author Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold for a book talk & signing of her novel Raising Rufus: A Maine Love Story on Thursday, August 9 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm, 150 Empire Street, Providence.  Offered in conjunction with the 2012 Rhode Island International Film Festival, this program is free and open to the public.

Ms. Verdino-Süllwold’s screenplay version of her novel won the Grand Prize at the Rhode Island International Film Festival in 2011.

Raising Rufus: A Maine Love Story is a tender and tragic love story about a childless older couple, their Newfoundland dog, and their passion for the coast of Maine.  Written after the sudden death of the author’s husband of forty years, this poignant novel will speak to anyone who has ever loved and lost a soul mate, to readers who cherish the bond between man and dog, and to all those captivated by Maine’s rugged beauty.

A journalist, critic, and author, Ms. Verdino-Sullwold’s music and visual arts reviews and features appeared regularly in Opera News, Gramophone, Opéra International, Opera, Music Magazine, Beaux Arts, and The Crisis, and her byline headed numerous program essays and record liner notes. Among her scholarly works, the best known is “We Need A Hero! Heldentenors from Wagner’s Time to the Present: A Critical History.”  She helped to create several television projects, serving as associate producer and content consultant/writer, among them I Hear America Singing for WNET/PBS and Voices of the Heart: Stephen Foster for German television.

Parking is available at the Providence Hilton Parking Garage: $3/3 hours. Bring ticket for stamping at the Library.