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Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Cold Comfort Theater will bring its first readers’ theater event to Carver Memorial Library in Searsport on Wednesday, January 22, at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome to listen or participate by reading aloud — no performance or theater ...
  • Schooner Cove Retirement Community, 35 Schooner Street (on the LincolnHealth-Miles Campus), Damariscotta, will host a free public talk by Mark Biscoe, “Explosive Personalities in Waldoboro Shipbuilding and Adventures ...
  • Hope Library, 441 Camden Road, is seeking volunteers and will hold recruitment and training sessions on Friday, January 24, from 9 to 11 a.m. and Saturday, January 25, from 10 a.m. to noon. Prospective volunteers will learn about ...
  • John Farrell, artistic director of Figures of Speech Theatre in Freeport, will perform a recitation from memory of T.S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets” at Rockland Public Library on Thursday, January 23, at 6:30 p.m. An informal conversation with ...
  • ‘Tales from Behind the Canvas’ Author to Speak —
    Old Prof- essor’s Bookshop, 99 Main Street, Belfast, will host a free talk by author Kim Yesis on Saturday, January 18, from 3 to 4 p.m. Yesis will discuss and sign copies of her book, “Side by Side: Tales from Behind the Canvas,” about her ...
  • Literary Salon Will Debut in Camden — New Date
    “Poetry with Strings Attached” will launch The Literary Salon, a new series featuring Maine writers, on Sunday, January 19, at 2 p.m. in the Tucker Room at Camden Opera House. Admission is free; seating is limited....
  • Book World: In These New Audiobooks, Great Tales are Matched with Great Narrators
    John le Carré, master of espionage and gifted voice actor, gives an outstanding performance narrating his 25th novel, a spy thriller set in England’s torrid summer of 2018. As Brexit and a visit from the American president create havoc ...
  • Book World: The best YA fantasy to read now
    In White’s story of Camelot, Guinevere arrives shaking with nerves that have nothing to do with her impending wedding to a total stranger. Her marriage to King Arthur is only the cover story for her real mission — to stop a magical ...
  • Workshop for Poets with Megan Grumbling in February —
    Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance will offer “Breaking Points,” a workshop for intermediate and advanced poets led by Megan Grumbling, on Saturday, February 15, at Belfast Free Library. Advance registration no later than ...
  • Friends of the Thomaston Public Library have installed a library box, constructed by workers from Maine State Prison Industries, at the corner of Main and Knox streets on the side of the shop called Moondance....
  • Greenhorns, a grassroots collaborative based in Pembroke whose mission is to promote, support and recruit young farmers in America, is soliciting submissions for the fifth edition of “The New Farmer’s Almanac,” to be published in 2021....
  • Goose River Press of Waldoboro has released the 17th annual edition of “Goose River Anthology,” featuring work by more than 55 writers from all parts of the country. The collection features poetry, short stories and essays by established and new writers.
  • The editors of “Spire: The Maine Journal of Conservation and Sustainability” are seeking submissions from a diverse range of people throughout Maine and the Northeast for the fourth issue of the online journal, planned for release ...
  • Book Reviews: Two Accounts of Watergate Remind Readers — No One Knew How It Would End
    In March 1974, as Richard Nixon’s presidency was foundering, he spoke to the National Association of Broadcasters in Houston. The first question after his talk came from Dan Rather of CBS, who introduced himself (perhaps superfluously) ..
  • Book Review: Four New Poetry Collections Bring Pain — and Hope — Into Sharp Relief
    In his memoir “Another Bulls--t Day in Suck City,” Nick Flynn wrote of his troubled family life, focusing on his father, who had robbed a bank, gone to prison and lived much of the rest of his life on the streets of Boston. (The Robert De Niro ...)
  • Book Review: In “The Man Who Saw Everything,” Deborah Levy Questions Our Notions of Reality
    Elliptical, elusive and endlessly stimulating, Deborah Levy’s new novel, her third to be nominated for the Booker Prize, packs an astonishing amount into 200 pages. “The Man Who Saw Everything” is a brilliantly constructed jigsaw puzzle ...
  • Book Review: A "Symphony" of Screams and Whispers
    In “Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks” (Atheneum, ages 10-14), the virtuosic Jason Reynolds — author of such award-winning novels as “Ghost,” “Long Way Down” and “As Brave As You” — makes a “symphony” of the ...
  • Book Review: What the “Resistance Library” Shows Us About America’s Struggles Today
    “Nearly all the theories, abstractions, hierarchies, and isms of contemporary culture tend toward the same end: to saddle people, in all their glorious and individual messiness, with simple, easy-to-read labels. That which is unique is ...
  • Book Review: Surveillance, Hacking, Government Overreach — “Overthrow” Tackles Modern Fears
    “Only connect,” the British novelist E.M. Forster prescribed in 1910. At the time, he wrote those words partly as a straightforward call for more intimate human understanding. But more than a century later, being online can leave us ...
  • Book Review: The 10 Books to Read in September
    Brace yourself, readers, for we are in the fall publishing season, and this year’s releases could keep you busy until next fall. The biggest titles — a new Stephen King, Margaret Atwood’s “The Testaments” — will be on everyone’s radar....
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