Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library, Akeley Gallery, 39 Second Street, Presque Isle, Maine
Each month, we invite our local Maine authors to join us for an evening of readings, discussions, and book signings. The library is a good place to shine a light on our local authors to encourage, celebrate, and limn our talented community members that write.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle will host Dr. Alice Bolstridge, author and educator and UMPI Alumna, for a book reading and signing of her new chapbook of poetry, Chance & Choice, on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. in the Campus Center. Bolstridge will also read from Oppression for the Heaven of It, written under the pen name Moore Bowen. This event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. FMI, contact Gayla Shaw at 768-9452 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you ever dreamed of flying off on a float plane or living alone in the wilderness? Join our guest, Ron Melchoire as he reads from his book Off Grid and Free My Path to the Wilderness. Enjoy a short video and discussion. Light refreshments will be served.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle will host Dr. Éthelle G. Lord, President and Founder of the International Caregivers Association (ICA) and UMPI Alumna, for a book reading and signing of her book, Alzheimer and Dementia Coaching: Taking a Systems Approach in Creating an Alzheimer’s-Friendly Healthcare Workforce, on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 1 p.m. in the Campus Center. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served; enjoy a social time with the author starting at 12:45 p.m. FMI, contact Gayla Shaw at 768-9452 or email email@example.com.
Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library Presque Isle, ME
Join local author Douglas L. Emery as he discusses his book Dope Deals and Donnybrooks. He will share his book about the interesting and often humorous job site trials of the construction inspector. Light refreshments will be served.
Erin Barlow, Reference Librarian Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library 764-2571
Cornerstone Creative Studios Showcase Tour: Featuring Local Aroostook county native author, Ryan Tyler Palmer!
Event Dates and Times
- Starts: 10:00 AM
Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library, Presque Isle, Maine
This is a celebration of creative arts and literature! Open to the public, maine native writer/project manager Ryan Tyler Palmer will be signing his book "Age of Armageddon: The Spirit of Krynn" and follow up with a reading and Q & A. The comic adaptation, "Hayvard Saint's 8: Federal Offensive Responders U.S." from CCS, is approved for production and is scheduled for next year release! Cornerstone Creative Studios is doing a preview tour at conventions across eastern U.S. leading to a shared universe of new heroic comics, and the author wants to bring that excitement to his lifelong Aroostook County home! Print poster images of the Cornerverse Heroes are going to be available for signing and purchase and novels will be onhand in limited supply. If you are worried about availability, the novel is available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble in paperback and digital. The book is retailed to be affordable, but if money is tight, the author has donated copies to Presque Isle Library as well as Caribou so it can be available for everyone.
We invite the public to come down and have fun! Wear your favorite costumes and attend our KIDS COLORING ACTIVITY with multiple heroes available, all of the sheets are drawn and inked by our amazing staff of artists. We even have a special image of The infallible Mammoth Monk done by DC Comics pro veteran, and CCS member, Paris Cullins! No fees or cover charges, the pages are sponsored by CCS and free for all creative professionals in the making!
Ryan Tyler Palmer Twitter & Facebook handle: @ryantylerpalmer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Home Phone: 207-492-0524 Cell Phone: 207-999-9123
Grand Lake Stream School Building, 15 Water Street, Grand Lake Stream, ME 04668
On Friday, August 26th, the Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to welcome local author, Penny Guisinger, for a presentation on her new book, "Postcards From Here." A collection of micro-essays, "Postcards From Here" has received wonderful reviews and captures rural life in Downeast Maine.
The program will begin at 6:30 pm at the Grand Lake Stream School Building. For more information, please contact Downeast Lakes Land Trust at (207) 796 – 2100 or email email@example.com.
After having book challenging and enlightening experiences, Lois shares how she managed through difficult times in her first book called Emerge, Overcoming Rejection and Misunderstanding for Empowerment. Her new book, Turned Around, Dramatically Surprised by God's Surpassing Power, Lois shares many of her own stories along with the stories of others to reveal the many ways God encounters touch lives. In Turned Around, we are inspired and invited to not only experience encounters for ourselves, but to instruments of encounter for others.
The book, Turned Around, highlights encounters that change destiny, redirect your current path in life, provide healing and the ability to hear and see God and experience miracles just as Jesus did when He walked on this earth. It is time for your turnaround encounter!
Turned Around is available on Amazon.com in both Kindle and paperback, at Empowering Life Center, 144 Military Street, Houlton, ME or ordered through our website – www.empoweringlife.org.
SACAP / VISIONS ~ BOOK SIGNING & READING– Penny Guisinger Author of “Postcards From Here”
Event Dates and Times
- Starts: 5:00 PM
- Ends: 7:00 PM
SACAP/VISIONS/BLUE MOON GALLERY - 66 MAINE STREET ~ MARKET SQUARE, HOULTON
'Visions' is excited to present a Book Signing & Reading on Friday April 22nd from 5-7 pm,...by author Penny Guisinger; who wrote "Postcards From Here". Refreshments will be served, and we hope everyone who is enjoys the art of writing; or reading books by Maine authors, can join us for this very special event.
"Postcards from Here" is a capturing of a community, a harsh and beautiful place, a family, and the internal experience of its author in the form of micro-essays. The book takes on the realities of rural New England life, the moments and details that stitch a community together, the politics of being gay and divorced in such a place, and the visceral details of raising children, gardening, porcupines, travel, marriage, and other hazards of living. Written in a coastal community at the eastern edge of the United States, this book works to transcend the Maine depicted on touristy postcards by crafting missives its rural residents might really send-what true stories this place and its people have to tell. The individual pieces in "Postcards" tell stories that are both intensely personal and entirely communal in scope, and as a collection they create a portrait of one person's attempt to do a good job at this business of being human."
Karin Cohen - SACAP/Visions/Blue Moon Gallery - Events Coordinator 888-211-7806
UMFK Waneta T. Blake Visiting Professor Sarah Creech to present on campus April 12
Event Dates and Times
- Starts: 1:30 PM
- Ends: 3:30 PM
Nadeau Hall conference room
The University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Arts and Science’s English Program selected author Sarah Creech as the sixth Waneta T. Blake Visiting Professor.
Sarah Creech will offer a workshop “A Writer’s Journey” on Tuesday, April 12. The public writers’ workshop will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Nadeau Hall conference room. Pre-registration is not required.
Sarah will talk about her writing journey from her first creative writing workshops with UMFK’s Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing, Geraldine Cannon Becker; to her Master of Fine Arts at McNeese State University; and to the publication of her first novel, “Season of the Dragonflies.”
“Read widely, deeply, and seek out opportunities to fail. Failure is a teacher, if you allow it,” Sarah’s advice to an aspiring writer.
On Thursday, April 12, there will be a public reading and book signing for “Season of the Dragonflies.” at 7 p.m. in UMFK’s Nadeau Hall conference room.
“Season of the Dragonflies” is a novel about a secret perfumery hidden away in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The company is run by a dynasty of women who pass down the company from mother to daughter and have for generations. The perfume that only the Lenore family can manufacture guarantees any woman who wears it extreme success in the career she most desires. At the beginning of the novel, the company finds itself in crisis, and the current CEO needs one of her grown daughters to take over but neither is ready. The novel was published by William Morrow in 2014. The novel was a SIBA OKRA pick for the summer of 2014. Publishers Weekly described the book as "charming and suspenseful...a memorable debut." Her short fiction and essays have appeared at various publications, including The Cortland Review, Writer'sDigest.com, StorySouth, Literary Mama, and UMFK’s very own Aroostook Review. Sarah Creech’s second novel will be published in 2017. It’s a love story set in the contemporary music scene of Nashville.
According to Sarah, “The best thing about being an author is the community! Writing is a solitary practice, but writers, for the most part, are social creatures. We need to be with other people who fiddle around with language for hours on end and call that fun. It might seem like a strange vocation to some, so we need some solidarity. I also love being part of a community where our common goal is the exercise of empathy.”
Sarah received a Master of Fine Arts in 2008 from McNeese State University and currently teaches English and Creative Writing at Queens University of Charlotte. She resides in North Carolina with her husband and children.
The workshop and presentation are free and the public is encouraged to attend.
You may view the author’s webpage at: http://www.sarahcreech.org/
The Waneta T. Blake Visiting Professorship is designed to bring noteworthy writers and scholars to UMFK to work with students through courses, workshops, and seminars.
For more information on the workshop or presentation, please contact UMFK’s Associate Professor of English & Comparative Literature, Dr. Joseph Becker at (207) 834-7588.
Merchants on the Corner, 394 Main St., Presque Isle, Maine 04769
Maine Author Ron Chase will have a book signing regarding his new Book THE GREAT MARS HILL BANK ROBBERY, the true story of local Vietnam War hero and one of Maine's most colorful characters, Bernard Patterson. There will be a short talk about the book and a book signing after. Books will be available for purchase and there will be a corresponding wine tasting.
Ron Chase - (207) 725-4342 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Abel J. Morneault Memorial Library, 153 Main Street, Van Buren
Kevin Mannix, co-author of his autobiographical book, "Weathering Shame" will be speaking at the library and signing books after the discussion. Books will be available for purchase at the program. Light refreshments will be served.
In this follow-up to “You Kids Quit Pooping On The Lawn”, Chris Morton continues to document life as a single dad to four precocious children while also recounting the unique (and maybe slightly singed) memories of his youth.
These new stories are perfectly interwoven in his signature style: poignant messages pondering life’s lessons learned delivered with humor, wisdom, humility, candor, and a constant underlying theme of the significance of family and friends and the ties that bind as we navigate life’s twists and turns together…
Sometimes hurtling down a mountain in a purple kamikaze kayak; sometimes stumbling over giant orange Styrofoam cat heads; and sometimes lost on the backwoods logging roads of Northern Maine with only a last-millennium version of the Gazetteer and a hot dog.
Some of us tap our feet to the beat of bluegrass gospel and some of us mosh to Molly Hatchet, but we can all relate to one undeniable fact: That’s Life...
SACAP/Visions/Blue Moon Gallery - Book Signing | Kathari Findlen, author of "Meeting in the Space Between"
Event Dates and Times
- Starts: 5:00 PM
- Ends: 7:00 PM
Visions Art Gallery - 66 Main Street in Market Square, Houlton - (207) -532-9119
JOIN US for a book signing of "Meeting in the Space Between" by author Kathari Findlen.
Kathari Findlen has served as a guide to people in crisis as they discovered their strengths and learned to love life. She combines her background in social work with certifications in polarity therapy, holistic life coaching, and higher guidance life coaching in an eclectic approach to serving others.
Kathari's greatest “certification” has been what she has learned about herself, the universe, love, and life through a committed journaling practice that opened the veil for connection with her daughter now living on a higher plane. Sharing this journey of the “first years after Kori” is Kathari's and Kori's gift to the world.
Kathari lives in Maine and shares her life with her husband, her twenty- five member family, and her precious canine companion Inu.
Karin Cohen - SACAP Events Coordinator - # 888-211-7806 email@example.com
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