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., March 3, 2018 – Author visit and book signing 

When and where: 10 a.m. to noon – The Owl & Turtle Bookshop Café, 33 Bay View St., Camden, ME

During this open house event, Laurie will be sharing trip photos, with a “show and tell” of some of her canoe tripping equipment.


March 9 to 11, 2018 – Wilderness Paddlers Gathering (presenting Sat. at 9:30 a.m.)

When and where: Friday evening to Sunday noon – Hulbert Outdoor Center, 2968 Lake Morey Rd., Fairlee, VT

This is the 26th year for this weekend event, sponsored by Northern Wilderness Travelers Conferences. Paddlers will come together to share stories, videos, skills, and food with other folks who love traveling in the woods and on the water. Look for the schedule and registration forms to be posted soon. Laurie will be speaking and sharing photos and stories from her trip on Saturday morning.


Sat., March 17, 2018 – Author meet-and-greet and book signing

When and where: 10 a.m. to noon – Letterpress Books, 91 Auburn St., Portland, ME

This family-owned bookstore is located in the Northgate Plaza in the North Deering section of Portland, where there is plenty of free parking.


Wed., March 28, 2018 – The Power of Three: Three Maine Authors, Three New Books, Three Different Styles

When and where: 6:30-8 p.m. at the Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, ME

Laurie Apgar Chandler (Upwards), Kelly Brooks-Bay (Sea Glass and the Lighthouse), and Irene M. Drago (Daughters of Long Reach) will tell you why they chose their particular style – adventure memoir, children’s book, and historical novel – and so much more!


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., 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


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