Waldoboro writer Susan Kellam will read her essay published in the current winter issue of The Missouri Review on Saturday, March 9, at 5pm. In "The Day the King Died," she blends the momentous closing of a Rolling Stone issue in record time with delving into the past, to her eighth birthday party when her estranged father showed up to take friends to see Elvis Presley in the 1961 film Blue Hawaii. Her memoir, Brilliant Disguise, from which this essay is taken, explores the long-term effects of childhood trauma. Susan's work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Washingtonian, Washington Post, New York Times and elsewhere. She is happy to discuss her current work after the reading.