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


Mon., Oct. 22, 2018 – Upwards: A solo canoe journey on New England’s Northern Forest Canoe Trail

When and where: 4 to 5 p.m. at Bartlett Woods Retirement Community, 20 Bartlett Dr., Rockland, 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.


Sat. and Sun., Oct. 27 and 28, 2018 – Book signing all weekend – UMaine Alumni Association Homecoming Craft Fair & Maine Marketplace

When and where: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the New Balance Field House on the Univ. of Maine campus, Orono, ME

One of the largest shows in the state, with vendors offering Maine products, photography, food, music, and, of course, books! Stop by to visit with Laurie and other Maine authors and pick up a signed copy of Upwards.


Sat. Nov. 3, 2018 – Book signing all day- Brunswick Festival of Crafts

When and where: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Brunswick High School, 16 Maquoit Rd., Brunswick, ME

Come meet Laurie and Irene M. Drago, local author of the award-winning Daughters of Long Reach, an historical ship-building novel set in Bath, Maine. Both books would make great gifts for the readers on your holiday list. Free admission and lunch available.


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., Rockland, 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.


Sat. and Sun., Nov. 17 and 18, 2018 – Book signing all weekend – Maine Harvest Festival

When and where: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St., Bangor, ME 

Meet Maine authors, of course, plus sample the best of the best from Maine vintners, brewers and distillers.  Begin your holiday shopping with festival fiber artisans and their masterpieces and enthusiastic Maine chefs and home cooks as they showcase and share their story, demonstrate, sample and sell what makes Maine, Maine. Stop by to visit with Laurie and other Maine authors and pick up a signed copy of Upwards.


Thur., Nov. 29, 2018 – The lure of America’s long-distance trails – with Tom Jamrog

When and where: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Maine Sport Outfitters, 115 Commercial St., Rockport, ME

Authors Laurie Apgar Chandler of Bremen and Thomas Jamrog of Lincolnville will share their insights on completing thru-journeys on land and river. In 2013, Jamrog earned the Triple Crown of hiking, after completing the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide trails. Join the pair as they discuss their life-changing adventures and sign copies of their books, Upwards and In the Path of Young Bulls.


Sat., Dec. 1, 2018 – Holiday Craft Fair author visit and book signing

When and where: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Broad Bay Congregational Church, 941 Main St., Waldoboro, ME

This warm and friendly local craft show in an historic 1832 church is a holiday delight. Come meet Laurie and find the perfect gifts for your holiday list.


Sat., Dec. 15, 2018 – Author visit and book signing

When and where: 1 to 3 p.m. at Sherman’s Books & Stationery, 128 Main St., Freeport, ME

Join local author Laurie Chandler to learn more about her 53-day solo adventure on New England’s Northern Forest Canoe Trail and purchase a signed copy of her new book.


Tues., Jan. 29, 2019 – Author talk: Upwards: A solo canoe journey on New England’s Northern Forest Canoe Trail

When and where: 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Charles M. Bailey Public Library, 39 Bowdoin St., Winthrop, ME

One-hour 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.


Tues., Mar. 12, 2019 – County Conversations: Solo thru-paddling New England’s Northern Forest Canoe Trail

When and where: 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 8 Backmeadow Rd., Nobleboro, ME

“County Conversations” is a series of free programs designed to provide helpful, timely, or inspiring information to the residents of Lincoln County. This one-hour presentation will follow Laurie’s 740-mile NFCT journey in the summer of 2015.


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