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


Sat., April 28, 2018 – Book signing and visit with two adventurous authors

When and where: 9 a.m. to noon – Maine authors’ table at the United Farmer’s Market of Maine, 18 Spring St., Belfast, ME

Laurie will join Jim Haskell, author of Two Tents: Twenty-One Years of Discovery on the Appalachian Trail, to sign books and share their adventures on land and water. This bustling indoor farmers and artisans market offers a wide variety of products, from baked goods to produce, ethnic foods, and Maine-made crafts, not to mention books!


Sat., April 28, 2018 – Independent Bookstore Day – book signing and author visit

When and where: 2-5 p.m. – Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop & Café 158 Main St., Damariscotta, ME

Independent bookstores are often at the heart of our communities. Come out and celebrate their special day!


Wed., May 2, 2018 – Author talk, slideshow and book signing 

When and where: 6-7:30 p.m. at the Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Rd., Topsham, ME

One-hour slideshow about a 53-day solo thru-paddle of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail and the book that followed. Laurie will sign copies of Upwards after her talk.


 Sat., May 19, 2018 – Author table at the Adirondack Paddlefest & Outdoor Expo 2018 

When and where: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  – Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company, 2855 Route 28, Old Forge, NY

Laurie will be giving a 30-minute presentation (time TBA), visiting with fellow paddlers, and signing copies of Upwards all day.


Sat., June 2, 2018 – Upwards: Solo thru-paddling New England’s 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail  

When and where: 2-3:30 p.m. at the Sable Lodge Retirement Resort, 74 Running Hill Rd., South Portland, ME

One-hour author talk and slideshow, followed by a book signing, in the resort’s 150-seat theater. 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.


June 8 to 10, 2018 – Maine Canoe Symposium (presenting one workshop – TBA)

When and where: Friday evening to Sunday noon – Camp Winona, 35 Winona Rd., Bridgton, ME

Established in 1986, the Maine Canoe Symposium is a volunteer-run, nonprofit weekend event held annually at Camp Winona on Moose Pond in Bridgton, Maine. The Symposium encourages participants of all ages to develop an understanding and appreciation of the diversity of North American canoeing heritage and to develop canoeing and related skills through educational workshops, presentations, and hands-on instruction.


Fri., June 29, 2018 – Author talk, slideshow and book signing as part of the Adirondack’s Celebrate Paddling Month 

When and where: 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Regis Canoe Outfitters,  73 Dorsey St., Saranac Lake, NY

A special evening with an outfitter that was part of the Upwards story. One-hour slideshow, followed by a book signing, at St. Regis Canoe Outfitters, right on the NFCT’s Saranac River.


 Sat., June 30, 2018 – Book signing and author visit

When and where: 3-5 p.m. at The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main St., Lake Placid, NY


Tues., July 3, 2018 – Chats with Champions – Upwards: The Story of the First Woman to Solo Thru-Paddle the Northern Forest Canoe Trailauthor talk, slideshow and Upwards book signing 

When and where: 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the Skidompha Public Library, Damariscotta, ME


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

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

For over 10 years, Maine authors have gathered in high summer for the largest literary event in the state, to greet their fans, visit with one another, and sign copies of their newly-released titles. Meet more than 35 of Maine’s best writers, of both adult and children’s books, at this free event.


PAST EVENTS


Sat., Oct. 21, 2017 – Presentation about the Northern Forest Canoe Trail and Upwards book signing during the 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 and Slideshow – Auburn Public Library

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

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

Sat., Dec. 9, 2017 – Book signing and author visit – Holiday Craft Fair at the Broad Bay Church, 941 Main St., Waldoboro, ME

Sun., Dec. 10, 2017 – Book signing and author visit – 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 – Book signing and author visit – Maine authors’ table at the United Farmer’s Market of Maine, Belfast, ME

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 – Book signing and author visit – Maine authors’ table at the United Farmer’s Market of Maine, Belfast, ME

Thurs., Jan. 18, 2018 – Author talk, slideshow and book signing – the Bremen Library, Bremen, ME

Fri., Jan. 26, 2018 – Author talk, slideshow and book signingSheepscot General Store, Whitefield, ME

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

Sat., Feb. 3, 2018 – Author talk, slideshow and book signing  – the Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, ME

Sun., February 11, 2018 – Author visit and book signing – Valentine’s Craft/Vendor Event at the Maine Coast Mall, Ellsworth, ME

Sat., March 3, 2018 – Author visit and 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 – Author meet-and-greet and book signing – Letterpress Books, Portland, ME

Sun., March 18, 2018 – Author talk, slideshow and book signing  – 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