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    May 31, 2017

    Doiron brings latest Bowditch to Belfast

    The Midcoast’s Paul Doiron, author of the popular Mike Bowditch series of mysteries set in Maine, will be at Left Bank Books, 109 Church St., Tuesday, June 13, at 7 p.m. to celebrate the release that day of “Knife Creek,” his newest book in the series. Doiron will give a brief talk on how the series evolved and his writing process, followed by a question-and-answer period and book signing. Doiron’s novels are ...

  • Published
    May 26, 2017

    ‘Maine Boy’ stories at local library

    Hope resident Paul Marshall will share many compelling stories from his book “Maine Boy Goes to War” Thursday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. Marshall grew up in the woods of northern Maine, under the shadow of Mount Katahdin. Though he lived in poverty, he had an idyllic childhood in a one-room tarpaper shack with his parents and six siblings. His world changed when he was called ...

  • Published
    May 25, 2017

    Inspiration to Publication for writers

    Writing coach Kathrin Seitz and author Judi Valentine will present a free program titled Inspiration to Publication Wednesday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at the Lincolnville Community Library, 208 Main St./routes 173/52, Lincolnville Center. Seitz will describe the method writing process she teaches and explain how all writers, both beginning and experienced, can use it to find their own unique, or deep, voices and create ...

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    May 19, 2017

    Garden authors talk eco-friendly gardening at library

    Horticulturists Reeser Manley and Marjorie Peronto will present an illustrated talk on their book, "The Life in Your Garden," Thursday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. Books will be available for purchase and signing after their talk. "The Life in Your Garden" represents a major rethinking of North American yards and gardens and is a call to action for gardeners concerned about ...

  • Published
    May 18, 2017

    Lorca inspires summer poetry workshop

    Award-winning poet Kathleen Ellis’s annual summer poetry workshop at the Farnsworth Art Museum is set for Monday through Friday, July 17 through 21. Titled After Lorca, the workshop is open to poets and visual artists of all levels. The week-long workshop with begin with an overview of Federico Garcia Lorca’s life, writings and drawings; and go on to examine the Spanish poets influences — including Buñuel, Dali ...

  • Published
    May 17, 2017

    ‘Shoot Like a Girl’ author presents

    Knox Museum’s seventh annual Boots on the Ground event begins with a presentation by Mary Jennings (M.J.) Hegar, U.S. Air Force veteran, Air National Guard pilot and author of “Shoot Like A Girl: One Woman’s Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front,” Saturday, May 27, at 11 a.m. The program will be held under the big tent at Montpelier, the big white house at the Route 131 turn to St. George. Hegar ...

  • Published
    May 17, 2017

    Maine Literary Awards finalists set

    Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance has announces the finalists for the 2017 Maine Literary Awards. The awards — which honor books published during 2016, as well as adult and youth manuscripts in drama, fiction, nonfiction and poetry — brought in a near record-breaking number of submissions. This year, 150 books were entered across the award’s categories; more than 80 manuscripts were submitted into the award’s ...

  • Published
    May 17, 2017

    Van Dusen introduces ‘Hattie & Hudson’

    Local children’s book author and illustrator Chris Van Dusen will read from and sign his latest book — “Hattie & Hudson” — Saturday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to noon at The Owl & Turtle Bookshop/Café, 33 Bay View St. “Hattie & Hudson” is Van Dusen’s first with a female protagonist, but it’s her big green cohort who fills the pages to bursting. Canoe-paddling Hattie McFadden and her colossal friend teach a monster-size...

  • Published
    May 15, 2017

    Portland reading benefits Wayfinder

    Wayfinder Schools will welcome Anthony Doerr, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “All The Light We Cannot See,” to the Maine Irish Heritage Center Thursday night, May 25. Doerr will be joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Richard Russo, author of “Everybody’s Fool” and former Midcoast resisdent, for a reading and lively conversation about all things writing. A reception with the authors will start at 6 p.m. and ...

  • Published
    May 8, 2017

    Launch party for Krosschell's ‘One Man’s Maine’

    Jim Krosschell, president of the board of Coastal Mountains Land Trust, will talk about and sign his newest book, “One Man's Maine: Essays on a Love Affair,” during a launch party Friday, May 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Left Bank Books, 109 Church St. The event is free and open to all. A portion of the evening's sales will benefit Coastal Mountains Land Trust. “One Man's Maine” is a collection of 16 paired essays ...


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