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., Aug. 24, 2019 – Maine Book Festival, sponsored by Maine Authors Publishing  

When and where: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Maine Authors Publishing, 12 High St., Thomaston, ME

Publishing cooperative event featuring 32 Maine authors, who will sign their books and visit with readers. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Maine Humanities Council’s Center for the Book.


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.


Sat. and Sun., Sept. 7 and 8, 2019 – Upwards book signing with Elizabeth Hall Harmon (Chimney Pond Tales), at the Fly-Buy Craft Fair during Greenville’s International Seaplane Fly-in

When and where: Sat. from 9 to 5 and Sun. from 9 to 3 in downtown Greenville, ME (exact location to be announced later)

Meet two local authors with captivating Maine stories to share. Chimney Pond Tales is filled with yarns about Pamola and Katahdin, by Leroy Dudley, who guided in Baxter State Park from the 1890s to the 1930s. Upwards takes readers along on a 740-mile adventure from the Adirondacks, through Moosehead Lake, to Fort Kent on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.


Sat., Sept. 14, 2019 – Upwards book signing with Elizabeth Hall Harmon (Chimney Pond Tales), at the Trail’s End Festival 

When and where: Sat. from 9 to 5 in Veterans Park, 50 Penobscot Ave., Millinocket, ME

Meet two local authors with captivating Maine stories to share. Chimney Pond Tales is filled with yarns about Pamola and Katahdin, by Leroy Dudley, who guided in Baxter State Park from the 1890s to the 1930s. Upwards takes readers along on a 740-mile adventure from the Adirondacks, through Moosehead Lake, to Fort Kent on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.


Sat., Sept. 21, 2019 – Writing the Wilderness with Maine Authors Publishing president Jane Karker and authors Kim Camery Millick (Rookie Warden) and Jake Morrell (Hardscrabble Lodge, Dick Folsom – Bush Pilot, and Gary Dumond – Maine Warden Pilot) at the Common Ground Country Fair

When and where: Sat. from 2 to 3:30 at the Common Ground Country Fair, Unity Fairgrounds, 294 Crosby Brook Rd., Unity ME

(Detailed directions and parking information are available here.)

Workshop on writing and publishing about the outdoors, followed by a book signing with all three adventurous authors. Exact location to be announced later.


Sat., Sept. 21, 2019 – Book signing at the Maine Authors Publishing booth at the Common Ground Country Fair

When and where: Sat. from 3:45 to 6 at the Common Ground Country Fair, Unity Fairgrounds, 294 Crosby Brook Rd., Unity ME

(Detailed directions and parking information are available here.)

Sponsored by MOFGA, this fair celebrates country living and all that it has to offer. Upwards will be available for sale all weekend. On Saturday, Laurie will be participating in a workshop from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and on Sunday, she will sign books all day long.


Sun., Sept. 22, 2019 – Book signing at the Maine Authors Publishing booth at the Common Ground Country Fair

When and where: Sun. from 9 to 5 at the Common Ground Country Fair, Unity Fairgrounds, 294 Crosby Brook Rd., Unity ME

(Detailed directions and parking information are available here.)

Sponsored by MOFGA, this fair celebrates country living and all that it has to offer. Upwards will be available for sale all weekend. On Saturday, Laurie will be participating in a workshop from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and on Sunday, she will sign books all day long.


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

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