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


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 event with an outfitter that was part of the Upwards story. Earlier in the afternoon, at 5 p.m., St. Regis Canoe Outfitters will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate their newly renovated boat launch and river retaining wall on the NFCT’s Saranac River, with refreshments. The evening continues at 7 p.m. with a one-hour slideshow about Laurie’s 2015 solo thru-paddle, followed by a book signing.


 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

Book signing hosted by a vibrant, family-owned bookstore in the heart of historic Lake Placid. Visit with the author, swap paddling stories, and learn more about the NFCT.


Sun., July 1, 2018 – Bath Heritage Days – book sales (all weekend) and book signing

When and where: 12 to 2 p.m. at the Winter Street Church, 880 Washington St., Bath, ME

The Maine Authors Publishing booth, featuring books by local Maine authors across many genres, will be open Saturday and Sunday, with Laurie’s book signing on Sunday afternoon.


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, 184 Main St., 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.


Sat., Aug. 4, 2018 – Maine Author Day

When and where: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Guilford Memorial Library, 4 Library St., Guilford, ME

The location for this meet-and-greet gathering of select Maine authors is close to the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, which crosses Moosehead Lake not far to the north!


Fri., Sept. 14, 2018 – Author talk and book signing

When and where: 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Rd., Washington, ME

One-hour author talk will include 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.


Thur., Nov. 8, 2018 – Author talk and book signing

When and where: 6:30  to 8 p.m. at the Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., Rcokland, ME

One-hour author talk will include 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.


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

Tues., February 20, 2018 – Author talk and book signing – Damariscotta-Newcastle Rotary Club, Newcastle, 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

Sat., April 28, 2018 – Book signing and visit with two adventurous authors – Maine authors’ table at the United Farmer’s Market of Maine, Belfast, ME

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

Wed., May 2, 2018 – Author talk, slideshow and book signing 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 Symposium Camp Winona, Bridgton, ME

Tues., June 12, 2018 – Author talk, slideshow and book signing PEO Chapter D, Yarmouth, ME