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Main Authors' Book Festival on August 27th in Thomaston

Maine Authors Publishing will be hosting its third annual book festival on Saturday, August 27th from 11am to 4pm at 12 High Street, Thomaston.

49 writers will participate and sell autographs and books. The event will also include a children’s area hosted by the Coastal Children’s Museum, presentations, raffles, live music by Castlebay, Jersey Plate food his truck sandwich sales, and ice cream from Stone Fox Farm Creamery. book publisher.

The festival is exclusive to Main Authors Publishing authors this year, but event organizers hope to expand in the future.

Jane Kirker, President of Maine Authors Publishing, said: “Part of our mission is to support Maine’s literary community, and we hope the festival will continue to grow and evolve.”

Two slideshow presentations will take place. One is by children’s author Lawrence H. Leavitt and the other by author and wilderness paddler Laurie Apgar his Chandler.

From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Leavitt will present “Join Ada Bea McC. on an adventure down the East!” Includes a slideshow of Ada Bee’s Downeast Adventures combined with an audiobook.

It also features music from the song “Coast of Maine” by award-winning singer-songwriter Kathleen Regan. The author will then briefly explain the writing process and respond to Q&A.

From 1:30-2:30 PM, Chandler presents “Writing the Experience and Spirit of Place.” Chandler shares photos of a canoeing trip in the Northwoods documented in his inspirational memoir. You can learn how Chandler turned his lifelong love of nature and books into his writing career. After she paddled 740 miles of Northern Her Forest her canoe her trail solo, she wrote “Upwards,” followed by “Through Woods & Waters: A Solo Journey to Maine’s New National Monument.”

Her story is a tale of shared discovery that highlights the region’s rich history and natural wonders.

49 authors will participate to sign and sell their books.

Fiction authors: Claire Ackroyd, William Anthony, JG Blairwood, Nancy Alley Cohen, Jeffrey M. Cooper, Roland Kreitz, Charlene Davanzo, Eileen M. Drago, Kathy Ellisk, Bruce A. Fleming, Amelia Garretson Persans, Deborah Gould, Elizabeth Heminway, Norman R. Culloch Jr., Christopher W. Morin, Addison Wentz, Richard Wiley.

Nonfiction authors: Mary S. Build, Roger H. Greene, Hans Krichel, Vernita Leins, Don Reimer, June Vail, David C. Wilcock, Sally Williams.

Memoir/biography authors: Wayne Miles Burton, Judith Perry Carpenter, Laurie Apgar Chandler, Bethany Lynn Davis, Mimi Gough, Christopher W. Morin.

Children’s authors: Kathleen Murray Allan, Betsy Anderson, Mary Atkinson, Ray Chalmers, Gail Clarke, Diddy Cooper, Sandra Dunham, Peter and Deborah Emery, Christy Lageroth, Lawrence H. Leavitt, J. Philip Miller, Pat Davidson Leaf, Edith Schreiber, Susan A. Starr, Judy Valentine, Janet Williams, Margaret Goose.

Poetry authors: Ellen Goldsmith and Betsy Headley.

Gift book authors: Vickie Hughes Baron, Deborah Gould, Susan A. Starr.

Parking is available at the General Henry Knox Museum. Follow the directional signs. The festival is open to the public and admission is free.

For more information, visit mainebookfestival.com.

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