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Literary Lunch Series

Portland Public Library’s Literary Lunch series is held monthly and features authors from New England in conversation about new works.  Authors are interviewed by literary friends, colleagues or critics.

All Literary Lunches are free to the public. Because they take place over the  lunch hour, guests are encouraged to bring their lunch; complimentary coffee is generously provided by Coffee By Design and books are sold by our partner, Longfellow Books.

Questions about our Literary Lunch Series? Please send us an e-mail.

 

 

 

 


 

Upcoming Events:
Apr25
Literary Lunch: Brock Clarke discusses The Price of the Haircut with Ron Currie
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults Portland Public Library hosts a Literary Lunch with Brock Clarke in conversation with Ron Currie Jr. at noon on Wednesday, April 25th, in the Rines Auditorium. Bring your lunch and join us!
Jun06
Literary Lunch: George Daughan discusses Lexington and Concord with James Nelson
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library, Rines Auditorium Audience: Adults Portland Public Library hosts a Literary Lunch with George Daughan in conversation with James Nelson at noon on Wednesday, June 6th, in the Rines Auditorium. Bring your lunch and join us!
Jun27
Literary Lunch: Abdi Nor Iftin talks about Call Me American with Mayor Ethan Strimling
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults Portland Public Library hosts a Literary Lunch with Abdi Nor Iftin in conversation with Mayor Ethan Strimling at noon on Wednesday, June 27th, in the Rines Auditorium. Bring your lunch and join us!
Jul25
Literary Lunch: Paul Doiron talks about Stay Hidden with Elise Juska
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults Portland Public Library hosts a Literary Lunch with Paul Doiron in conversation with Elise Juska at noon on Wednesday, July 25th, in the Rines Auditorium. Bring your lunch and join us!
Aug29
Literary Lunch: Kate Christensen talks about The Last Cruise with Bill Roorbach
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults Portland Public Library hosts a Literary Lunch with Kate Christensen in conversation with Bill Roorbach at noon on Wednesday, August 29th, in the Rines Auditorium. Bring your lunch and join us!
Sep26
Literary Lunch: Bruce Robert Coffin talks about Detective Byron #3 with Frank O. Smith
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults Portland Public Library hosts a Literary Lunch with Bruce Robert Coffin in conversation with Frank O. Smith at noon on Wednesday, September 26th, in the Rines Auditorium. Bring your lunch and join us!