The Midcoast Chapter of Maine Women’s Network invites Maine Women’s Network members and the public for networking and book discussion. Over the summer, the group has discussed Vicky Doudera’s first novel, “A House to Die For”; “The Four Agreements” by Miguel Ruiz; and “Influence: How Women’s Soaring Economic Power Will Transform Our World for the Better” by Maddy Dychtwald.

Upcoming selections include, for September, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot; and, the October selection, “That Camden Summer” by Lavryle Spencer. Organizers, Kim Palermo and Amanda Austin hope that if the participants are enjoying the club, it will continue past October.

“This has been a good chance to chat with other participants, read some great books and stay connected throughout the summer and early fall. We’d love to see more people join us and continue the club indefinitely,” said Austin.

All are encouraged to attend whenever they are able to do so. There is no need to pre-register. Upcoming dates are Tuesdays, Sept. 28 and Oct. 26 at the Rockport Diner on Route 90. The group meets at 7 a.m. and runs an hour or so.

MWN’s mission is to increase women’s professional growth and leadership skills through networking and education. A statewide organization with multiple chapters including Portland, Androscoggin and Midcoast, membership is open to all, regardless of gender. Through monthly chapter meetings, the statewide annual event and other programming, MWN represents and supports hundreds of women in business across the state. For more information, visit

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