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Maine Writers program at Witherle Memorial Library. Hans M. Carlson’s Walking Toward Moosalamoo

When: July 9, 2018 at 7pm

Where: Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School St, Castine, ME 04421

Details: Join Hans Carlson for a reading and discussion of his newest book, Walking Toward Moosalamoo. There will be a book signing following. Free and open to the public.





Nature Writing Exploration

When: Saturday, July 14, 10:30-1PM

Where: Brainerd Memorial Library, 920 Saybrook Road, Haddam, CT

Details: Join Deep River nature writer Katherine Hauswirth as she shares some slides of her nature writing adventures and reads briefly from The Book of Noticing (copies available for purchase/signing). This presentation will be followed by an overview of types of approaches to nature writing, then participant time outside to observe nature, trying to capture the experience in words. Bring your lunch if you’d like. The session will end with the group reconvening to compare notes and share work (sharing is optional). Participants are welcome to attend either the first half (reading/presentation) or the second half (learning about/experimenting with nature writing) alone. View Details



Regional Author Festival: Katherine Hauswirth on Lifestyle Authors Panel at the Avon Free Public Library

When: Tuesday, July 17 at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: 281 Country Club Road, Avon, CT 06001

Details: Lifestyle Author Panel features Elizabeth M. Adler, Amy Alamar, Janet Verney, Judith Dreyer, Cynthia Mazzaferro, Katherine Hauswirth, Elizabeth Hill. Meet authors who write about topics that can improve your life!





Spiritual Memoir Workshop with Iris Graville, author of Hiking Naked: A Quaker Woman’s Search for Balance,

When: July 25-29

Where/Details: Iris will lead a workshop, “Spiritual Memoir – A 21st Century Take on Quaker Journals,” and sign books at North Pacific Yearly Meeting Annual Session, July 25-29, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA. Theme of the gathering:  “Uprooting Racism.” Register here.






Gunilla Norris is guest speaker at Emerging Writer’s Retreat  

When: Saturday,  July 28.

Where: Ender’s Island, Mystic, CT

Details: Contact Patricia Chaffee for information about  the retreat: | Visit www.CreatingAWritingLife.com (860) 536-0051 Contact@PatriciaAnnChaffee.com








Andrew Jarvis at the Orlando Indie Book Festival,

Where: Lake Mary, FL

When:  August 9 – 12

Details: Andrew Jarvis will be signing copies of his award-winning poetry collections.






Heidi Barr – BRUSH & PEN: Festival of Artists & Authors

Where: Blue Harbor Center for the Arts, 559 Humboldt Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55107

When: August 18, 2018, 10 AM to 5 PM

Details: Join with local artist and authors for a day of discovering and sharing in a creative community at this show and sale: We have gathered 25 local artists/authors for this event, some are nationally known, some have a large local following, and all are just fabulously creative people. We are coming together to send a ripple of creativity out into the Twin Cities and beyond. This is a curated festival with diverse art forms and writing subjects. Find your next favorite book or work of art! Guest admission $5 at the door. There will be Meet and Greet networking from 5:30-7. Meet your favorite artists and authors and network with old and new friends.



Francesca G. Varela at Barnes & Noble

When: Saturday, August 18th, 2018 12pm-3pm

Where: Tanasbourne Barnes & Noble, 18300 NW Evergreen Pkwy Beaverton, OR 97006

Details: Francesca will be signing copies of her new book, The Seas of Distant Stars! Free and open to the public.











Iris Graville at Seminary Co-op Bookstores,

Where: Seminary Co-op Bookstores,Chicago, IL.

When: September 14th, 6:00 PM

Details: Iris Graville, author of Hiking Naked, in conversation with Homebound Publications Author Theodore Richards. Both authors will sign books at this free event.





Joseph Little at Grindhaus Cafe

When: September 14, 7 p.m.

Where: 160 Allen St, Buffalo, NY

Details: Come and meet Joseph Little, author of the spiritual memoir Letters from the Other Side of Silence, at Grindhaus Cafe on September 14. This reading is free and open to the public.





Iris Graville at Mt. Carmel Public Library,

Where: 727 N. Mulberry St., Mt. Carmel, IL.

When: September 20th, 1:00-3:00 PM

Details: Iris Graville, author of Hiking Naked, will be reading and signing books at this free event.






Andrew Jarvis at the Kestrel Literary Celebration

Where: Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV,

When: September 21-22

Details: Andrew Jarvis, invited guest speaker and award-winning poet, will be presenting and reading his poetry both days of the festival.





Francesca G. Varela at Mother Foucault’s Bookshop

When: Thursday, September 27th, 2018 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 523 SE Morrison St Portland, OR 97227

Details: Alongside fellow Portland sci-fi author Jessie Kwak, Francesca will be reading from of her new book, The Seas of Distant Stars! Free and open to the public.





Francesca G. Varela at the Florence Festival of Books

When: Saturday, September 29th, 2018 10am – 4pm

Where: Florence Events Center, 750 Quince St. Florence, OR 97439

Details: Come explore hundreds of books from local authors! Francesca will be selling and signing copies of her new book, The Seas of Distant Stars! Free and open to the public.











Hans Carlson at the Northern Woodlands Writers Conference

When: October 12-14

Where: Hulbert Outdoor Center, Fairlee VT | 2899 Lake Morey Rd, Fairlee, VT 05045

Details: Hans Carlson will speak and read from Walking Toward Moosalamoo. This event is by registration https://northernwoodlands.org/writersconference.





Francesca G. Varela and Beth Kander at Another Read Through

When: Saturday, October 13th, 2018 2pm – 3pm

Where: Another Read Through, 3932 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

Details: Francesca and Beth will both be reading from their new books, The Seas of Distant Stars and Original Syn. Come on out for a fun night of science fiction! Free and open to the public.







Presentation and Book Talk with Eric D. Lehman

When: Friday, November 9, 7:00 pm.

Where: Madison Land Trust, North Madison Congregational Church, 1271 Durham Rd. Madison, CT  06443

Details: Eric D. Lehman, author of Afoot in Connecticut, will give a presentation and hold a discussion on Afoot in Connecticut and our relationship with the land. Guest speaker Eric D. Lehman is the author of eleven books about Connecticut. His book, “Afoot in Connecticut,” is a love letter to our often overlooked state, an inspirational story that will have you taking to the trails and the greenways, along the beaches and mountaintops, and into a land full of transformation, of beauty, and of strength. In his talk he will discuss how he fell in love with the natural beauty of our state by walking the paths and trails, and share some of his most interesting adventures. He will also discuss ideas about using our small size and trail network to our advantage, and how local groups like the Madison Land Trust can help.