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    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...

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    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 ...

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    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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    May 4, 2017

    Free Marketing workshop for authors

    Maine Authors Publishing, 12 High St., will offer a free marketing workshop for authors Saturday, May 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Space is limited and registration is required; email or call 594-0091. Jane Karker, owner and president of Maine Authors Publishing & Cooperative, will present on The Gradual Yes Method (sales for authors). Participants will learn where and how to ...

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    May 3, 2017

    Library fetes Comic Book Day

    Vose Library, 392 Common Road, will celebrate comics and graphic novels Saturday, May 13, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Free Comic Book Day is an event that promotes comics and local comic shops across the country. Comics foster literacy, imagination and creativity. Attendees of all ages can learn about drawing characters, telling a story with pictures, writing dialogue and pick up a free comic book to take home. For ...

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    May 2, 2017

    Rockland offers Let’s Talk About It book group

    Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., has been selected by the Maine Humanities Council to offer Let’s Talk About It, a free reading and discussion group with copies of books available through the library. This program is provided by the Maine Humanities Council’s Maine Center for the Book in cooperation with the Maine State Library. The series — Making a Difference: How Love and Duty Change Lives — will begin ...

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    May 2, 2017

    A slice of Robbins ‘Pie’

    The Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club will discuss “Tibetan Peach Pie: a true account of an imaginative life” by Tom Robbins Tuesday, May 16, at 2:30 p.m. in the main room of the library, located in the Thomaston Academy building on Main Street/Route 1. Robbins' warm, wise and wonderfully weird novels provide an entryway into the frontier of his singular imagination. Madcap but sincere, pulsating with strong ...

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