Upcoming Author Talks

The Memoir Network 



Alzheimer and Dementia Coaching

Dr. Ethelle G. Lord, author of Alzheimer and Dementia Coaching: Taking a Systems Approach to Creating an Alzheimer-Friendly Healthcare Workforce will be  giving a book talk followed by a signing at the Bangor Public Library on Wednesday, May 17th from 6 – 7:30PM in thee Norman Minsky Lecture Hall. Dementia is increasing in Maine and all over the world. It is a topic that is affecting too many families and lives. The book aims to give caregivers the tools they will need to take care of someone with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Dirigo Speaks Presents: Kristen Miale, President of Good Shepherd Food Bank 

WHEN: Wednesday, May 31 at 5:30 PM
WHERE: Bangor Public Library, 143 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME

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Exclusive conversations with the people shaping Maine's culture, economy, policies, and communities.

Dirigo Speaks presents Kristen Miale. Kristen Miale is the President of Good Shepherd Food Bank, Maine’s largest hunger relief organization. Good Shepherd Food Bank works with a network of 400 nonprofit organizations to distribute 21 million pounds of food a year throughout the state to people in need.

Lauren Abbate & Abigail Curtis of the Bangor Daily News will be hosting the Q&A portion of the evening



Dirigo Speaks Presents: Lucas St. Clair, President Elliotsville Plantation

WHEN: Wednesday, June 7 at 5:30 PM
WHERE: Bangor Public Library, 143 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME

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A North Woods native, St. Clair remains an avid outdoorsman – fly fishing, canoeing, and hiking around Maine and the world. Currently managing Elliotsville Plantation Inc. (EPI), a swath of more than 125,000 acres of timber land in Northern and Central Maine. In 2016, President Obama accepted 89,000 acres from EPI to create the newest piece of the National Park Service, Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. AARP Maine and the Bangor Daily News are pleased to welcome St. Clair to Dirigo Speaks to learn more about the future of land management in one of America’s last remaining wild places.


Dirigo Speaks Presents: Best-Selling Author Christina Baker-Kline

WHEN: Tuesday, August 8 at 5:30 PM
WHERE: Bangor Public Library, 143 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME


Kline is the author of five novels, including the #1 New York Times bestselling Orphan Train. Her other novels include Bird in Hand, The Way Life Should Be, Desire Lines and Sweet Water. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, LitHub, Psychology Today, among other places. She lives outside of New York City and on the coast of Maine. Her latest work, A Piece of the World, tells the story of Christina Olson, the real-life muse of artist Andrew Wyeth as portrayed in his 1948 masterpiece, Christina’s World. It is a story about the burdens and blessings of family history, and how an artist and muse can come together to forge a new and timeless legacy. We honored to welcome Christina Baker-Kline to Dirigo Speaks and hope you will join us for this special evening.