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Talk and Signing at Sherman’s of Freeport

April 28, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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The ever-engaging, “local folk hero” and thoroughly charming John Getchell will be tomorrow’s Author Event at Sherman’s of Freeport, signing books and talking the talk, from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.
Sherman's of Freeport

He’s become a local folk hero whose musings strike up classroom and coffee counter conversations. One message gained national acclaim recently from TV talk show host James Corden, who said “Whoever did this is genius.”— Nancye Davies Tuttle, The Weekly Sentinel.

talk and signing at Sherman's of Freeport

 Sherman's of Freeport SENTINEL YCCC APRIL 13 2018 JOHN GETCHELL SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE PAGE 2Talk and Signing at Sherman’s of Freeport

Friends, neighbors, and passersby from all over the country can’t fail to miss “The Sign’s” constantly changing humor and insight. On occasion, The Sign of the Apocalypse (SOTA) traffics in the earnest, but at its heart is rooted in a deep-seated desire to express the sarcastic and snort-worthy. This, and a love of haiku, pizza, Latin, double entendre, and the worst puns ever crafted.

Two years in the making, the message on “The Sign” is changed on a daily basis, with the primary benefit of slowing passing traffic to a honking crawl. It was designed to convey pithy tidbits of thought and wordplay. In its conception, SOTA was perpetrated in spite of the objection of the author’s girlfriend, and with hopes of creating controversy and dismay in the local community. The girlfriend packed up and left, and the community and town fathers were surprisingly gruntled by the proceedings.

“Momcat: (tucking into a massive pulled pork sandwich) “No ones invited us over for Thanksgiving, have they?” Me: “Not yet. Maybe we should be nicer to people.” Momcat: “Sounds like a lot of effort.” Read more of John’s writing here on the site.


April 28, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sherman’s of Freeport
128 Main Street
Freeport, ME 04032
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