Camden writers Paul Doiron and Kristen Lindquist will present a mixed-genre, husband-and-wife reading Sunday, Oct. 30, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Stockton Springs Community Library, 6 Station St.

Lindquist will read original poems that resonate with Doiron’s writing; and Doiron will read from “Widowmaker,” the most recent book in his Mike Bowditch crime series. A small number of books by both writers will be available for purchase.

Doiron is the author of the Mike Bowditch series of crime novels including “The Poacher's Son,” which won the Barry Award and the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel and was nominated for an Edgar Award, an Anthony Award, a Macavity Award, a Thriller Award for Best First Novel and the Maine Literary Award for Best Fiction of 2010. PopMatters named it to its Best Fiction of 2010 list. His second book, “Trespasser”, won the Maine Literary Award, was an American Booksellers Association Indie Bestseller and has been called a "masterpiece of high-octane narrative" by Booklist. The third novel, “Bad Little Falls,” was a Bookscan Bestseller and a nominee for the RT Reviewers Choice Award and the Maine Literary Award. “Massacre Pond,” the fourth in the series, was an Indie Next pick and an Indie Favorite, as well as Bookscan Bestseller and Maine Literary Award finalist. “The Bone Orchard” received a Best of Maine award from Down East; “The Precipice” was a LibraryReads selection and a RT Top Pick; and the seventh Mike Bowditch novel, “Widowmaker,” also was a LibraryReads selection and a No. 1 Maine Sunday Telegram bestseller. Doiron, a Maine native, is Editor Emeritus of Down East magazine, having served as editor in chief from 2005 to 2013, before stepping down to write full time. A former member of the Maine Arts Commission, he is a current member of the Maine Humanities Council and a Registered Maine Guide, specializing in fly-fishing.

Lindquist’s poetry and other writings have appeared in Down East, Maine Times, Bangor Metro, Northern Sky News and Bangor Daily News, as well as various literary journals and anthologies. Her publications include the chapbook “Invocation to the Birds” (Oyster River Press, 2001) and the book “Transportation,” which was a finalist for a Maine Literary Award. In 2014, she won the Maine Postmark Poetry Contest. Her work has received other awards, as well, including the Bread Loaf Poetry Prize and runner-up for Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance's Penobscot Watershed Poetry Prize. Garrison Keillor has read three poems from her book on public radio’s “The Writer’s Almanac.” She has written a natural history column for local papers and websites for many years. She maintains a daily haiku blog, “Book of Days.”

An avid birder since childhood, Lindquist was the first female member of the Maine Bird Records Committee. She has guided for such organizations as Maine Audubon, Friends of Baxter State Park, Coastal Mountains Land Trust and the Acadia Birding Festival. She currently serves on the Town of Camden Budget Committee; on the board of Merryspring Nature Center; as chairman of the Maine Community Foundation's Knox County Fund; and as the treasurer of West Bay Rotary.

Following the reading, light refreshments will be served. The program is free and all are welcome.

This program was funded by a grant from the Rose and Samuel Rudman Library Trust of the Maine Community Foundation. For more information, visit or call 567-4147.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or