Events

 

To schedule an author talk, book signing, or presentation about the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, please contact Laurie at lmtchandler@yahoo.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS


Thur., Apr. 25, 2019 – Author talk – Upwards: A solo canoe journey on New England’s Northern Forest Canoe Trail

When and where: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hope Library, 443 Camden Rd., Hope, ME

Forty-minute slideshow and stories from the author’s summer 2015 trip along the 740-mile NFCT, followed by a book signing.


Sat. and Sun., May 4 and 5, 2019 – Book signing all weekend and Saturday afternoon workshop – Canoeing the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail 

When and where: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun. – workshop will be in the Meeting Room on the Rink Level, Sat. from 1 to 2 p.m. – Whittemore Center Arena, UNH, 128 Main St., Durham, NH

The New England Paddlesports Show is sponsored by Kittery Trading Post. Stories and photos from the author’s summer 2015 solo NFCT thru-paddle. See event schedule for seminar location. This large show features tax-free shopping and a variety of informational and instructional seminars and pool demonstrations.


Sat., May 18, 2019 – Book signing at the Fiddlers & Fiddleheads Fest 

When and where: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Patten Lumbermen’s Museum, 61 Shin Pond Rd., Patten, ME

This celebration of spring in the north woods will feature musicians from near and far, local artisans, craftsmen, food vendors, and at least one Maine author. Stop by to share some canoe adventure stories and pick up a signed copy of Upwards.


Sat. and Sun., June 1-2, 2019 – Book signings at Sherman’s, Freeport

When and where: 1 to 3 p.m. at Sherman’s Books & Stationery, 128 Main St., Freeport

Join me for a fun afternoon talking paddling, and pick up a signed copy of Upwards.


Mon., June 10, 2019 – Author talk – Solo Canoeing New England’s 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail 

When and where: 3 to 4 p.m. at The Lincoln Home, 22 River Rd., Newcastle, ME

Author talk and Q&A, with stories and photos about Laurie’s 53-day journey at age 53 and the book that followed. Laurie will sign copies of Upwards after her talk.


Sat., July 27, 2019 – 15th Annual Books in Boothbay Summer Book Fair  

When and where: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Boothbay Railway Village, 586 Wiscasset Rd. (Route 27), Boothbay, ME

One of Maine’s most popular annual literary events. Dozens of authors from around the state will attend to sign their books, discuss their writing, and meet their fans.


Tues., Aug. 27, 2019 – Author talk – Upwards: A solo canoe journey on New England’s Northern Forest Canoe Trail 

When and where: 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Charles M. Bailey Public Library, 39 Bowdoin St., Winthrop, ME

Author talk and Q&A, with stories and photos about Laurie’s 53-day journey at age 53 and the book that followed. Laurie will sign copies of Upwards after her talk.


Wed., Oct. 2, 2019 – Maine Outdoor Adventure ClubUpwards: Solo thru-paddling New England’s Northern Forest Canoe Trail

When and where: 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland, ME

The evening will begin with a social at 6:30 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting at 7 p.m., then the author’s 45-minute presentation with Q&A and a book signing following.


PAST EVENTS


Sat., Oct. 21, 2017 – Author talk – U.S. Power Squadrons 3-District Conference, North Conway Grand Hotel, North Conway, NH

Sun., Oct. 29, 2017 – Book Launch Party – Skidompha Public Library, Damariscotta, ME

During November 2017 – Book display and sales – Bath Savings, Damariscotta

Sat., Nov. 11, 2017 – Book signing and “Visit with the Authors” at the Maine Harvest Festival –  Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St., Bangor, ME

Thur., Nov. 16, 2017 – “Upwards: The Story of the First Woman to Solo Thru-Paddle the Northern Forest Canoe Trail” Author Talk – Auburn Public Library

Sat., Nov. 18, 2017 – Book signing – Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop & Café, Damariscotta, ME

Sat., Dec. 2, 2017 – Book signing and visit with two authors – Maine Sport Outfitters, 115 Commercial St. (Route 1), Rockport, ME

Sat., Dec. 9, 2017 – Holiday Craft Fair – Broad Bay Church, 941 Main St., Waldoboro, ME

Sun., Dec. 10, 2017 – Book signing – Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop & Café, Damariscotta, ME

Sun., Dec. 17, 2017 – Book signing and “Visit with the Authors” – the Vintage Bazaar New England, Holiday Edition, Thompson’s Point, Portland, ME

Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 –  United Farmer’s Market of Maine, Belfast, ME

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 –  United Farmer’s Market of Maine, Belfast, ME

Thurs., Jan. 18, 2018 – Author talk – Bremen Library, Bremen, ME

Fri., Jan. 26, 2018 – Author talk – Sheepscot General Store, Whitefield, ME

Thurs., Feb. 1, 2018 – Maine AMC’s “Tales of Adventure on a Winter Evening” –  Bangor Public Library, Bangor, ME

Sat., February 3, 2018 – Author talk – Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, ME

Sun., February 11, 2018 – Book signing – Valentine’s Craft Fair, Ellsworth, ME

Tues., February 20, 2018 – Author talk – Damariscotta-Newcastle Rotary, Newcastle, ME

Sat., March 3, 2018 – Book signing  – The Owl & Turtle Bookshop Café, Camden, ME

March 10, 2018 – NFCT presentation at the Wilderness Paddlers Gathering – Hulbert Outdoor Center, Fairlee, VT

Sat., March 17, 2018 – Book signing – Letterpress Books, Portland, ME

Sun., March 18, 2018 – Author talk – Carrabassett Valley Outdoor Association annual meeting, Sugarloaf Inn, Carrabassett Valley, ME

Wed., March 28, 2018 – The Power of Three: Three Maine Authors, Three New Books, Three Different Styles – the Patten Free Library, Bath, ME

Sat., April 28, 2018 – United Farmer’s Market of Maine, Belfast, ME

Sat., April 28, 2018 – Independent Bookstore Day book signing – Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop & Café, Damariscotta, ME

Wed., May 2, 2018 – Author talk – Topsham Public Library, Topsham, ME

Sat./Sun., May 19-20, 2018 – Author table at the Adirondack Paddlefest & Outdoor Expo 2018 – Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company, 2855 Route 28, Old Forge, NY

Sat., June 2, 2018 – Upwards: Solo thru-paddling New England’s 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail –  Sable Lodge Retirement Community, South Portland, ME

Sat., June 9, 2018 – “Exploring the Northern Forest Canoe Trail” at the Maine Canoe SymposiumCamp Winona, Bridgton, ME

Tues., June 12, 2018 – Author talk – PEO Chapter D, Yarmouth, ME

Fri., June 29, 2018 – Author talk, slideshow and book signing for the Adirondack’s Celebrate Paddling Month – St. Regis Canoe Outfitters, Saranac Lake, NY

Sat., June 30, 2018 – Book signing – The Bookstore Plus, Lake Placid, NY

Sun., July 1, 2018 – Bath Heritage Days – Bath, ME

Tues., July 3, 2018 – Chats with Champions – Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, ME

Sat., July 14, 2018 – Books in Boothbay 2018: Maine’s Summer Book Fair – The Boothbay Railway Village, Boothbay, ME

Fri., Aug. 3, 2018 – Maine Lobster Festival – Rockland, ME

Sat., Aug. 4, 2018 – Maine Author Day – Guilford Memorial Library, Guilford, ME

Sat., Aug. 25, 2018 – Book signing – Sherman’s Books & Stationery, Camden, ME

Mon., Aug. 27, 2018 – Author talk – Thompson Lake book club, Casco, ME

Sat., Sept. 1, 2018 – Book signing – Sherman’s Books & Stationery, Portland, ME

Fri., Sept. 14, 2018 – Author talk – Gibbs Library, Washington, ME

Sat., Sept. 15, 2018 – Trail’s End Festival book signing, Millinocket, ME

Mon., Sept. 17, 2018 – Author talk – Bristol Lions Club, Bristol, ME

Sat., Sept. 29, 2018 – Book signing – Harbor Arts & Books Fair, Camden, ME

Sat., Oct. 6, 2018 – Book signing – Sherman’s Books & Stationery, Bar Harbor, ME

Sat., Oct. 6, 2018 – Age by Design: Solo Thru-paddling the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Jesup Memorial Library, Bar Harbor, ME

Mon., Oct. 8, 2018 – Upwards: A solo canoe journey on New England’s Northern Forest Canoe TrailSchooner Cove, Damariscotta, ME

Mon., Oct. 22, 2018 – Upwards: A solo canoe journey on New England’s Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Bartlett Woods Retirement Community, Rockland, ME

Sat. and Sun., Oct. 27 and 28, 2018 – UMaine Alumni Association Homecoming Craft Fair & Maine Marketplace, Orono, ME

Sat., Nov. 3, 2018 – Brunswick Festival of Crafts, Brunswick, ME

Thur., Nov. 8, 2018 – Author talk – Rockland Public Library, Rockland, ME

Sat. and Sun., Nov. 17-18, 2018 – Maine Harvest Festival, Bangor, ME

Thur., Nov. 29, 2018 – The lure of America’s long-distance trails – with author Tom Jamrog, Maine Sport Outfitters, Rockport, ME

Sat., Dec. 1, 2018 – Holiday Craft Fair – Broad Bay Congregational Church, Waldoboro, ME

Sat., Dec. 8, 2018 and Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 – United Farmer’s Market of Maine, Belfast, ME

Tues., Mar. 12, 2019 – County Conversations: Solo thru-paddling New England’s Northern Forest Canoe Trail First Baptist Church, Nobleboro, ME

Thur., Mar. 28, 2019 – AMC Maine – Upwards: Solo thru-paddling New England’s Northern Forest Canoe Trail – Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, ME

Sat., March 30, 2019  – Writing the Wilderness – with Thomas Jamrog, Kim Camery Millick, and Jake Morrel – Portland Public Library, Portland, ME

Fri., April 12, 2019 – Two Authors/One Adventurous Evening, with Thomas Jamrog, author of In the Path of Young Bulls: An Odyssey on America’s Continental Divide Trail  – co-sponsored by Compass Rose Books and the Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Castine, ME

Sat., Apr. 13, 2019 – Local Author Fair and presentation, Small Moments in a Long Journey, at the Rockland Public Library, Rockland, ME

Tues., Apr. 16, 2019 – SAGE Lecture Series: The Northern Forest Canoe Trail: 740 Miles on New England’s Historic Waterways – University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME

Wed., Apr. 17, 2019 – South Coast Senior College: Solo thru-paddling New England’s Northern Forest Canoe Trail – York County Community College, Wells, ME

Sat., April 20, 2019 – Book signing at the United Farmer’s Market of Maine, Belfast, ME