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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.

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


Monica Wood & Paul Doiron

Frank O. Smith & Joan Dempsey

Greta Rybus, Mary Pols, & Katie Kelleher

Lee Sharkey & Stuart Kestenbaum

Upcoming Events:
Jan31
Literary Lunch: Kari Wagner-Peck talks about Not Always Happy with Bob Keyes
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults Portland Public Library hosts a Literary Lunch with Kari Wagner-Peck in conversation with Bob Keyes at noon on Wednesday, January 31st, in the Rines Auditorium.
Feb28
Literary Lunch: Gillian French and Megan Frazer Blakemore chat about YA Literature
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults Portland Public Library hosts a Literary Lunch with Gillian French in conversation with Megan Frazer Blakemore at noon on Wednesday, February 28th, in the Rines Auditorium.
Mar28
Literary Lunch: Mira T. Lee in conversation with Lily King
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults Portland Public Library hosts a Literary Lunch with Mira T. Lee in conversation with Lily King at noon on Wednesday, March 28th, in the Rines Auditorium.
Jun27
Literary Lunch: Abdi Nor Iftin talks about Call Me American
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults Portland Public Library hosts a Literary Lunch with Abdi Nor Iftin in conversation with [TBD] at noon on Wednesday, June 27th, in the Rines Auditorium.
Jul25
Literary Lunch: Paul Doiron talks about Stay Hidden
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults Portland Public Library hosts a Literary Lunch with Paul Doiron in conversation with [TBD] at noon on Wednesday, July 25th, in the Rines Auditorium.
Aug29
Literary Lunch: Kate Christensen talks about The Last Cruise
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults Portland Public Library hosts a Literary Lunch with Kate Christensen in conversation with [TBD] at noon on Wednesday, August 29th, in the Rines Auditorium.
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.