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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Meghan Vigeant telling a story at a Midcoast Women’s Collective Voices program (Photo: Pam Maus)
Meghan Vigeant telling a story at a Midcoast Women’s Collective Voices program (Photo: Pam Maus)
Thursday, February 8, 2018 4:10 PM
Registration is open for Storytelling 101 at Sweet Tree Arts in Hope, on four Wednesdays, February 21 to March 14, from 6 to 8 p.m., for anyone who wants to be a better storyteller, gain public-speaking confidence, or find their storytelling . . .
  • Author to Discuss Saudi Women at Waldoboro Library —
    Kay Hardy Campbell of Jefferson will present a talk, “Saudi Women: Change and Challenge,” at Waldoboro Public Library on Saturday, February 24, at 1:30 p.m. She will offer perspectives on current changes facing Saudi women . . .
  • In celebration of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s 126th birthday, Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland in collaboraation with the Millay House Project will host a gala reading by Maine poets — Kathleen Ellis, Carol Bachofner, Linda Buckmaster . . .
  • Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance (MWPA) is presenting three workshops in the midcoast in March. On Saturday, March 3, Lambda Literary Award winner Lisa Carey will lead a fiction workshop, “Novel Anatomy,” from . . .
  • Book Review: More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About the War in Afghanistan
    In Kabul in December, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani told Vice President Pence that more senior Taliban members had been killed in 2017 than in the previous 15 years combined. “Real progress,” Pence said. The dry language of wire . . .
  • Art of Conversation Study Group
    Rockland Shambhala, 16 School Street in Rockland, will host “Art of Conversation,” a five-week study group led by Sydney Hall and Cindy Kava that meets on Tuesdays, February 20 through March 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. The class . . .
  • On Tuesday, February 20, at 2:30 p.m., Thomaston Public Library’s Intergenerational Book Club will discuss “Our Souls at Night” by Kent Haruf. Haruf, who died in 2015 at the age of 71, was best known for his novel “Plainsong.” . . .
  • Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) in Rockland is partnering with online auction house Paddle8 to present its annual benefit fine art auction, “Art You Love!”
  • Book Review: Sometimes You Just Need to Take A Breath
    Jeremy Bernard recalls sitting in Los Angeles traffic, a passenger in the car of an increasingly upset driver. His friend was leaning on the horn, blasting out annoyance and impatience in short, angry bursts. “I hate to be preachy, but take a breath” . . .
  • Camden Public Library will host a Winterfest Book Sale in the new Book Shed on Saturday and Sunday, February 3 and 4, and also the following weekend, Saturday and Sunday, February 10 and 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. . . .
  • Yvonne Gloede Named New Director of Bremen Library —
    Yvonne Gloede has been appointed director of the Bremen Library. Gloede holds an MS in Library Science from Long Island University. She spent 25 years working in advertising research on Madison Avenue before moving to . . .
  • Five Town CSD (Camden Hills Regional High School) school district invites the community to join in a Winter Community Book Read of “Future Wise: Educating Our Children for a Changing World” by David N. Perkins. . . .
  • Sue Grafton, Author of Best-Selling “Alphabet” Mysteries, Dies at 77
    Sue Grafton, a best-selling crime novelist whose popular “alphabet” mysteries featuring Southern California detective Kinsey Millhone sold millions of copies worldwide, died December 28 in Santa Barbara, California. She was 77. . . .
  • Book Review: How Well Do We All Know The Bill of Rights?
    Every week, Americans are confronted with a growing sense of political and economic crisis, from the inequalities of the new economy to renewed debates about racial and gender discrimination to fresh stresses on our political . . .
  • Book Review: Is "Red Clocks" Fiction ... or Maybe Not?
    “Red Clocks” might sound like a dystopian novel, but plenty of conservative politicians are plotting to make it a work of nonfiction. In fact, the author, Leni Zumas, has said that she drew the most frightening details of her story’s misogynistic . . .
  • Book Review: What Could Cause a Nuclear Armageddon?
    Daniel Ellsberg — best known for the revelation of the Pentagon Papers — opens his new book with a bold and exciting premise: When he copied that groundbreaking Vietnam-era study, which upended the Nixon administration and . . .
  • Book Review: Our President's Recent Comment in a Whole New Light
    President Trump shocked the world once again last week when, during a meeting about immigration, he reportedly asked, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” As usual, the president is wrong about . . .
  • Book Review: There's a Road Trip Waiting for You
    Back in July, when we were complaining about the heat instead of the cold, I set off on a long road trip across North America in a van that’s a little home. It was a dream I’d cherished for three years, and I was full of that tingling restlessness . . .
  • Book Review: Wolff Delivers a Window on the Trump White House
    Dishy political books such as Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” are typically assailed for centering on palace machinations at the expense of policy substance, for privileging White House turf battles over meaningful debates . . .
  • The insatiable appetite for tales of President Trump’s outsize ignorance, crassness and braggadocio has found a generous and highly seasoned feast in Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury.” The instant best-seller — the fastest-selling nonfiction . . .
  • Book Review: A View of Office Life from Someone Who Knows
    Office life feels like it was prefabricated for satire, and yet we get so few wickedly funny novels about it. Perhaps the deskbound realm is just too absurd for satire. Given the conditions of cubicle work — that beige hellscape of numbing . . .
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