Author Lloyd Ferriss will read excerpts from his novel “The Amethyst Stone,” a poignant story about a boy’s artistic awakening set in the 1950s on Long Island, New York. Ferriss will answer questions and sign copies of the book. Light refreshments will be provided.

WHEN: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: [email protected]; 622-2813,