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Author Talks

Literary Lunch Series

Our Literary Lunch Series hosts New England authors with recently-released work in conversation with a literary friend, colleague, or Maine community partner. Bring your lunch and join us!


Spotlight Lecture Series

Portland Public Library hosts nationally touring authors in conversation with another author or community partner. The series is co-hosted by Portland Public Library and sponsored by the Press Hotel and Bangor Savings Bank.


Read Your Mind

Read Your Mind: Exploring Mental Health in Teen Books features YA authors and community health experts in conversation about teen mental health and wellness. This series is co-hosted by Lewiston Public Library.


Portland Poet Laureate

The Portland Poet Laureate is an honorary position helping to promote and win new audiences to the art of poetry. Attend their events to celebrate poetry in Portland.

Upcoming Events:
Jul06
Spotlight Lecture: Morgan Talty talks about "Night of the Living Rez" with Gregory Brown
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Bunker Brewing Co., 17 Westfield St, Portland, ME 04102 Audience: Adults Join  Morgan Talty and Gregory Brown at Bunker Brewing Co. where they will be discussing "Night of the Living Rez", Talty's highly anticipated debut collection of short stories at the Spotlight Lecture Series.  
Jul07
Blurb Club in Congress Square Park
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Congress Square Park Audience: Adults, Seniors Join us every other Thursday at noon in Congress Square Park for Blurb Club, the book club where you might just find your new favorite book!
Jul21
Blurb Club in Congress Square Park
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Congress Square Park Audience: Adults, Seniors Join us every other Thursday at noon in Congress Square Park for Blurb Club, the book club where you might just find your new favorite book!
Aug04
Blurb Club in Congress Square Park
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Congress Square Park Audience: Adults, Seniors Join us every other Thursday at noon in Congress Square Park for Blurb Club, the book club where you might just find your new favorite book!
Aug18
Blurb Club in Congress Square Park
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Congress Square Park Audience: Adults, Seniors Join us every other Thursday at noon in Congress Square Park for Blurb Club, the book club where you might just find your new favorite book!
Sep01
Blurb Club in Congress Square Park
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Congress Square Park Audience: Adults, Seniors Join us every other Thursday at noon in Congress Square Park for Blurb Club, the book club where you might just find your new favorite book!
Sep15
Blurb Club in Congress Square Park
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Congress Square Park Audience: Adults, Seniors Join us every other Thursday at noon in Congress Square Park for Blurb Club, the book club where you might just find your new favorite book!
Sep29
Blurb Club in Congress Square Park
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Congress Square Park Audience: Adults, Seniors Join us every other Thursday at noon in Congress Square Park for Blurb Club, the book club where you might just find your new favorite book!
Oct13
Blurb Club in Congress Square Park
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Congress Square Park Audience: Adults, Seniors Join us every other Thursday at noon in Congress Square Park for Blurb Club, the book club where you might just find your new favorite book!
Oct27
Blurb Club in Congress Square Park
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Congress Square Park Audience: Adults, Seniors Join us every other Thursday at noon in Congress Square Park for Blurb Club, the book club where you might just find your new favorite book!