Over the years I have spoken
at many dozens of public events. If you would like to engage me as a
me on this site.
speaker fees are very reasonable. For a look at one of my book talks, go
how it will go: Beginning with a discussion of and brief reading from a current work, I usually go on to speak about writing,
research, writing memoir or fiction, the writing
life, creativity, or any special topic related to your group. I conclude
with a ten-minute Q/A. About 45-60 minutes total, which is about the time when
people really need to get out of their seats.
TO BOOK GROUPS: I adore book groups and am tremendously grateful for them. I
used to visit book groups for free, but because of the number of requests, I
now charge an honorarium to cover time and travel. (I love
meeting readers, but I loathe driving.)
20: Treasure Coast Literary Society, Stuart, FL (private event)
21: Treasure Coast Literary Society, Vero Beach, FL (private event)
26: Southwest Harbor Library, SWH, ME. 6:30
30: Weld Library, Weld, ME. 4:00pm
31: Carabassett Valley Public Library, 3:30pm
3: Thomas Library, Cape Elizabeth, ME. 6:30
5: Book group visit, Yarmouth, ME. (private event)
7: Book Lovers' Brunch, Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA. 10 am
26: "Little Black Dress" Goodwill fundraiser. 6pm at Ocean
28: The Language Exchange, Portland, ME. (time TBA, probably 6pm)
3: Book group visit, Portland. (private event)
5: Delta Kappa Gamma convention, Irvine, CA. 8:30am (PST) via Skype
13: Turner Public Library, Turner, ME. 6:30
15: McArthur Library, Biddeford, ME. 6:30
16: Curtis Library, Brunswick, ME. 7pm
NOTE: My public events are short on reading, long
on conversation, and lots of fun!. Come join me!
18: Paperback launch, Longfellow Books, Portland, ME, 7pm
21: Midcoast paperback launch, Left Bank Books, Belfast, ME, 7pm.
29: Newburyport Book Festival, MA.
2: Gray Library, Gray, ME, 6:30pm
3: Baxter Library, Gorham, ME, 7pm
6: Mexico Public Library, Mexico, ME, NOON.
9: Book-club visit. (Private event.)
10: Book-club visit. (Private event.)
31: Book-club visit. (Private event.)
1: Millinocket Memorial Library, Millinocket, ME, 7pm
12: Book-club visit. (Private event.)
16: Book-club visit. (Private event.)
18: College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME. "Coffee and
18: Hancock Point Library, 7pm
19: Dorcas Library, Prospect Harbor, ME, 3pm
20, Deer Isle Library, Deer Isle, ME, 4pm.
25: M&D Theatre, North Conway, NH:
Q/A to kick off "One Book, One Valley" choice of The
pm: curtain rises on Papermaker. FMI: http://www.mdplayhouse.com/
5: Dyer Library, Saco, ME. 6:30pm
6: Westminster School, Simsbury, CT. Evening reading.
March 14: Cumberland
Club book group, Portland, ME (private)
March 18: NEIBA “All About the Books” First Parish Church, Cambridge, MA
April 5: BOOK LAUNCH at Portland Stage Company
April 6: SECOND BOOK LAUNCH at Nonesuch
Books, So Portland, ME. 7pm
April 7: Book talk at DDG Booksellers in
Farmington, ME. 6:30pm
April 13: Newtonville Books, Newton, MA 7pm
April 14: River Run Books, Portsmouth, NH
April 15: Jabberwocky Books, Newburyport, MA
April 19: Gibson’s Bookstore, Concord, NH
April 20: Gray Library, Gray , ME. 6:30pm
April 21: Common Street Arts, Waterville, ME. 5:30
May 3: "Chats with Champions"
Damariscotta, ME. 10am
May 3: Lewiston Public Library, 6:30pm
May 12: "Coffee with the Authors," hosted by Buttonwood Books,
Cohasset, MA. 10am
June 21: Southport Library, Southport, ME. 7pm
June 28: Windham
Library, ME. 6pm
30: First Parish Church, Portland. "Writerly Friendship: In
Conversation with Christina Baker-Kline, Lily King, and Monica Wood. THIS IS
A FUNDRAISER FOR MY LOCAL BRANCH OF PORTLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY.
July 12: St. George Literary Series, Martinsville Oceanview Grange,
Tenants Harbor, ME. 5:30pm
Aug 2: Boothbay Yacht Club, Boothbay Harbor,
ME. 11AM. (NOTE TIMES CHANGE)
Aug 2: Winthrop Library, ME. 6:30pm
Aug 3: Bucksport Alamo Theater, ME. 5:30pm
Aug 4: Jesup Library, Bar Harbor, ME. 7pm
Aug 5: Southwest
Harbor Library, SWH, ME. NOON. "Coffee with the Author"
Aug 9: Belfast Free Library, ME. 6:30pm
Aug 16: Skidompha Library, Damariscotta,
Aug 18: South Portland Library, SoPo, ME:
Sept 4: Fundraiser,
Barbara Bush Literary Foundation, Kennebunkport, ME
Oct 4: Gould Academy,
Bethel, ME. Evening reading.
Nov 9: Raymond Village
Library, ME. 6:30pm book talk.
Nov 10: Lewiston
Public Library, ME. 6pm book talk.
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