2023 Ernest Thompson Book Signing – Feb. 19, 2pm

2023 Ernest Thompson Book Signing

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2pm

Meet Academy Award-winning author of On Golden Pond and former Mansfield resident, Ernest Thompson, for a conversation about his debut novel, “The Book of Maps.” Ticket sales will benefit the Mass Arts Center. Refreshments will be available before the event. Ernest will talk about the book and read passages from it.


The Book of Maps, with its powerful father-son relationship and one man’s relentless albeit unintentional quest to evolve into the better angel we all aspire to be, will capture the imagination of readers and leave them wanting to relive this mad, irresistibly moving, ridiculously funny, reflective and inspiring cross-country odyssey again and again.

Tickets: $50, includes autographed book | $35, admission only


Ernest Thompson’s work has won an Academy Award, two Golden Globes, Writers Guild and Broadway Drama Guild Awards and been nominated for a Tony, an Emmy and a British Academy Award. His plays have been seen in theatres around the world, his most enduring, OnGolden Pond, translated into 30 languages and presented in more than 40 countries. Current projects include the film sequel to On Golden Pond, the plays Some Parts Missing and Ask/Answer and the novel Out Clause coming in 2023. With his writer wife Kerrin Thompson, he established Rescind Recidivism, a prison writing program giving inmates a chance to feel creative as well as human, capable and worthy.