Session 4: Gary Lawless
April 8, 2021 7:00 - 8:00
Please join us this month as we celebrate National Poetry Month in general and Maine Poetry in particular with Gary Lawless. Lawless is a poet who has authored 21 collections of poems. He is also the co-owner of Gulf of Maine Books, a book editor, and publisher. In 2017 the Maine Humanities Council awarded Lawless the Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prize.
Session 3: Monica Wood
March 11, 2021 7:00 - 8:00
Monica Wood is the author of many works, including the play The Half-Light (which appeared at Portland Stage), her memoir When We Were the Kennedys (set in her home town of Mexico, Maine), and the novel The One in a Million Boy. MCELA was lucky to have her as a conference speaker a few years ago. While we are not holding a conference this year, Ms. Wood has been kind enough to join us via Zoom.
Session 2: Jaed Coffin
February 25, 2021 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Jaed Coffin is the author of Roughhouse Friday (FSG), a memoir about the year he won the middleweight title of a barroom boxing show in Juneau, Alaska. He's also the author of A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants (Da Capo), which chronicles the summer he spent as a Buddhist monk in his mother's village in Thailand. A regular contributor to Down East Magazine, Jaed's essays and stories have appeared in the New York Times, Nautilus, The Sun, and he's been a storyteller for the Moth Radio Hour and TEDxPortsmouth. He teaches creative writing at the University of New Hampshire and lives in Maine with his wife and two daughters. For more information: www.jaedcoffin.com.
Session 1: Paul Doiron
January 28, 2021 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Paul Doiron is the best-selling author of the Mike Bowditch series of crime novels set in the Maine woods. His first book, The Poacher’s Son, won the Barry Award and the Strand Critics Award and was nominated for an Edgar for Best First Novel. His story “Rabid” was a finalist for the 2019 Edgar in the Best Short Story category. Paul’s eleventh book, One Last Lie, will be published on June 30, 2020 by Minotaur Books. Paul is chair of the Maine Humanities Council, Editor Emeritus of Down East: The Magazine of Maine, and a Registered Maine Guide specializing in fly fishing.