Michael Sims will be at Longfellow Books in Portland this week reading from his book “The Story of Charlotte’s Web: E.B. White’s Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an American Classic.” The book is a behind-the-scenes look at White’s development as an author, and his life on a farm in Maine. 

WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: www.longfellowbooks.com; 772-4045