Events

Through Woods & Waters: A Solo Journey to Maine’s New National Monument has gone out into the world, and I have resumed scheduling author talks. If your library, community organization, business, or book group would like to host a presentation about my adventures on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail or in Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument, please contact me at lmtchandler@yahoo.com. 

UPCOMING EVENTS


Wed., August 3, 2022, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Book signing at the Maine Lobster Festival, Harbor Park, Rockland, ME – Books will be available at the publisher’s festival booth daily from August 3-7. 


Sat., August 6, 2022, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Book signing at the Maine Lobster Festival, Harbor Park, Rockland, ME – Meet and greet with 36 authors from the Maine Authors Publishing community. Books will also be available at the publisher’s festival booth daily from August 3-7.


Sat., August 13, 2022, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Book signing at the Patten Lumbermen’s Museum Bean Hole Dinner, 61 Shin Pond Rd., Patten, ME – Old-fashioned beans baked in the ground, hot dogs, biscuits, cole slaw, gingerbread, plus blacksmithing demonstrations, music, crafts, and wagon rides.


Sat., August 27, 2022, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Presentation at the Maine Authors Book Festival, Maine Authors Publishing, 12 High St., Thomaston, ME


Sat., September 24, 2022, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Book signing at the Common Ground Country Fair, Unity, ME


Sat., October 1, 2022, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Book signing at the Freeport Fall Festival in downtown Freeport, ME


Sat., October 8, 2022, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Book signing at the Fall Foliage Festival, Boothbay Railway Village, Boothbay Harbor, ME


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

Thur., Apr. 25, 2019 – Author talk at the Hope Library, Hope, ME

Sat./Sun., May 4-5, 2019 – Workshop (Canoeing the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail) and book signing at the New England Paddlesports Show, UNH, Durham, NH

Sat., May 18, 2019 – Fiddlers & Fiddleheads Fest, Lumbermen’s Museum, Patten, ME

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

Sun., June 9, 2019 – “Northern Forest Canoe Trail Q&A” at the Maine Canoe SymposiumCamp Winona, Bridgton, ME

Mon., June 10, 2019 – Author talk at The Lincoln Home, Newcastle, ME

Sat., June 22, 2019 – Writing the Wilderness  with Thomas Jamrog, Kim Camery Millick, and Jake Morrel at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell, ME

Tues., July 2, 2019 – Author talk at the Belfast Free Library, Belfast, ME

Sat./Sun., July 6-7, 2019 – Book signing at Bath Heritage Days & Music Festival, Bath, ME

Sat./Sun., July 13-14, 2019 – Book signing at the Harbor Arts & Books Fair, Camden, ME

Sat., July 27, 2019 –  Books in Boothbay Summer Book Fair, Boothbay, ME

Sat., Aug. 24, 2019 – Book signings at the Maine Book Festival, Thomaston, ME

Tues., Aug. 27, 2019 – Author talk at the Charles M. Bailey Public Library, Winthrop, ME

Sat. and Sun., Sept. 7-8, 2019 – Book signing at the Seaplane Fly-in, Greenville, ME

Sat., Sept. 14, 2019 – Book signing at the Trail’s End Festival, Millinocket, ME

Sat., Sept. 21, 2019 – Writing the Wilderness – with Kim Camery Millick and Jake Morrel at the Common Ground Country Fair, Unity, ME

Sun., Sept. 22, 2019 – Book signing at the Common Ground Country Fair, Unity, ME

Wed., Oct. 2, 2019 – Upwards: Solo thru-paddling New England’s Northern Forest Canoe Trail with the Maine Outdoor Adventure Club , Portland, ME

Sat., Nov. 16, 2019 – Book signing at Maine Sport Outfitters, Rockport, ME

Sat. and Sun., Nov. 23 and 24, 2019 – Maine Harvest Festival , Bangor, ME

Sat., Dec. 7, 2019 – Chester Greenwood Day at DDG Booksellers, Farmington, ME

Sat., Nov. 14, 2020 –  United Farmer’s Market of Maine,  Belfast, ME.

Tues., Nov. 17, 2020 – Waterford Library – All About Books Live Zoom Event

Sun., Nov. 29, 2020 – Guest appearance on The Maine Outdoors radio show on WVOM (FM 101.3, 103.9, and 95.1), with V. Paul Reynolds.

Thur., Jan. 21, 2021 – Rockland Public Library – Virtual Zoom presentation

Sat., Feb. 13, 2021  – United Farmer’s Market of Maine, Belfast, ME

Thur., Feb. 25, 2021 – Bremen Library – Zoom presentation and slideshow about Through Woods & Waters: A Solo Journey to Maine’s New National Monument

Sat., March 13, 2021 – “A Solo Canoe Journey to Maine’s New National Monument” at virtual Canoecopia.  

Sun., March 21, 2021 – Zoom presentation on Through Woods & Waters for the Carrabassett Valley Outdoor Association annual meeting.

Mon., April 5, 2021 – Zoom presentation on Through Woods & Waters for the Wawenock  Chapter, U.S. Power Squadrons.

Thur., Apr. 8, 2021 – Zoom book club meeting with the  Thompson Free Library  in Dover-Foxcroft – Claire Ackroyd and Laurie Chandler discuss their journeys as writers whose life experiences helped them to publish.

Thur., Apr. 15, 2021 – Ellsworth Public Library – Zoom presentation about Laurie Apgar Chandler’s new book Through Woods & Waters.

Sat., April 17, 2021 – Author talk – PEO Chapter F, Damariscotta, ME

Tues., Apr. 27, 2021 – “Maine Women Write Their Woods Experiences: Q & A with Claire Ackroyd –  Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, ME

Mon., May 10, 2021 – Maine’s 2020 Reading Connection features Through Woods & Waters: A Solo Journey to Maine’s New National Monument

Thur., May 13, 2021 –  “Two Maine Women Whose Life Experiences Became Books” – Zoom presentation with Claire Ackroyd (Murder in the Maple Woods), sponsored by the Jesup Memorial Library, Bar Harbor and Sherman’s Books 

Sat., June 5, 2021 –  United Farmer’s Market of Maine, Belfast, ME

Sat., June 12, 2021 –  Slideshow presentation at the Maine Canoe Symposium at the University of Maine 4-H Camp, Bryant Pond, ME

Sat., June 26, 2021 – Belfast Arts in the Park, Belfast, ME 

Mon., June 28, 2021 – Author talk – Wiscasset Yacht Club, Wiscasset, ME

Sat., July 3, 2021  – Houlton Craft Fair, Houlton, ME

Thur., July 8, 2021 – Author talk for Chats with Champions, sponsored by Skidompha Public Library, Damariscotta, ME

Sat., July 17, 2021 – Book signing at L.L. Bean Bike, Boat & Ski, Freeport, ME

Sat., July 31, 2021 United Farmer’s Market of Maine, Belfast, ME

Sat., August 14, 2021  – Book signing at the Patten Lumbermen’s Museum annual Bean-Hole Dinner

Wed., August 18, 2021  – Author talk – Windham Public Library, Windham, ME

Wed., August 25, 2021 – Book signing at L.L. Bean Bike, Boat & Ski , Freeport, ME

Fri., August 27, 2021 – Book signing at the Lighthouse Gallery Maine, Bucksport, ME

Sat., August 28, 2021 – The Maine Book Festival, Maine Authors Publishing, Thomaston, ME

Sat., September 11, 2021 – Book signing with Roger Greene (In the Company of Trees) outside Kamp Kamp during the International Seaplane Fly-in, Greenville, ME 

During October 2021 – Book display and sales – Bath Savings, Damariscotta

Sat., October 2, 2021,  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Book signing at the Freeport Fall Festival in downtown Freeport, ME

Fri., October 8, 2021 – Pumpkinfest book signing at Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop, Damariscotta, ME

Sat., October 9, 2021 – Book signing at the Fall Foliage Festival, Boothbay Railway Village, Boothbay Harbor, ME

Sun., October 24, 2021 – Thompson’s Point Maker’s Market, Portland, ME

Sat./Sun., November 20-21, 2021 – Maine Harvest Festival , Bangor, ME

Sat., November 27, 2021 United Farmers Market of Maine, Belfast, ME

Sun., December 5, 2021 – Thompson’s Point Maker’s Market, Portland, ME

Sat., February 26, 2022 – United Farmers Market of Maine, Belfast, ME

Sat., May 21, 2022 – Fiddlers & Fiddlehead Festival, Patten Lumbermen’s Museum, Patten, ME

Sat., June 11, 2022 – Meet the Author, Our Chesterville Community Library, Chesterville, ME – Benefits the bookmobile!

Sat., June 25, 2022 – Book signing at Belfast Arts in the Park, Belfast, ME 

Sat., July 2, 2022 Houlton Arts & Crafts Fair, Houlton, ME 

Sat., July 9, 2022 – Books in Boothbay, Boothbay, ME

Su., July 24, 2022  – Pineland Farms Open Farm Day, New Gloucester, ME


 

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