Maine artists

PASCO LECTURE SERIES – MAINE AUTHOR BRUCE ROBERT COFFIN

We are thrilled to welcome to Graves Library, Maine Author, Bruce Robert Coffin to talk about his new book  on Sunday, May 23 at 2:00 pm.   Mr. Coffin will be interviewed by local bookshop owner Kristen Kuehnle before an audience of none.  Signed copies of his latest book, Within Plain Sight, will be available for sale starting Monday May 10 here at the Library.  To order yours, please send us an email (ml@graves.lib.me.us) or call (967-2778).  This program will be available for viewing on Facebook (facebook.com/GravesLibrary), YouTube (youtube.com – Search Graves Memorial Public Library), and Kennebunkport local access television.

 

Bruce Robert Coffin is the award-winning author of the bestselling Detective Byron mystery series. A former detective sergeant with more than twenty-seven years in law enforcement, he supervised all homicide and violent crime investigations for Maine’s largest city. Following the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, Bruce spent four years investigating counter-terrorism cases for the FBI, earning the Director’s Award, the highest award a non-agent can receive.

His novel, Beyond the Truth, winner of Killer Nashville’s Silver Falchion Award for Best Procedural, was a finalist for the Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel and a finalist for the Maine Literary Award for Best Crime Fiction. His short fiction appears in several anthologies, including Best American Mystery Stories 2016.

Bruce is a member of International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. He is a regular contributor to Murder Books blogs.

Bruce is represented by Paula Munier at Talcott Notch Literary.  He lives and writes in Maine.

 

 

PASCO LECTURE SERIES – MAINE AUTHOR SUSAN CONLEY

We are thrilled to welcome back to Graves Library, Maine Author, Susan Conley to talk about her new book Landslide on Sunday, April 25 at 2:00 pm.   Ms. Conley will be interviewed by local bookshop owner Kristen Kuehnle before an audience of none.  Signed copies of the book will be available for sale starting Monday April 12 here at the Library.  To order yours, please send us an email (ml@graves.lib.me.us) or call (967-2778).  This program will be available for viewing on Facebook (facebook.com/GravesLibrary), YouTube (youtube.com – Search Graves Memorial Public Library), and Kennebunkport local access television.

Ms. Conley is the author of five critically-acclaimed books, including her newest, best-selling novel Landslide — New York Times Editor’s Choice and a Best Book/Most Anticipated of Winter/February ’21 by Good Morning America, The New York Post, Medium, Bustle, Biblio Lifestyle and others. Her previous, best-selling novel, Elsey Come Home, was a Most Anticipated/Best Book at Oprah MagazineMarie ClairePop SugarHuffington PostSouthern Living, Fodor’s, and an Editor’s Choice at Amazon. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times MagazineThe Paris ReviewLithubThe Virginia Quarterly ReviewThe Harvard Review, and others. She’s been awarded multiple fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, as well as fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, The Maine Arts Commission, and the Massachusetts Arts Council. She’s won the Maine Book Award and the Maine Award for Publishing Excellence and has been a featured Tedx Speaker, where her talk the “Power of Story,” has been viewed widely. She’s taught at colleges and international art-residencies including Emerson College, Colby College, The University of Massachusetts, as the Jack Kerouac Visiting Fellow, The Haystack School, The Spannochia Foundation, La Napoule Foundation, and The Beijing Hutong. She’s on the faculty of the Stonecoast MFA Program and is co-founder of the Telling Room, a creative writing lab for kids in Portland, Maine.

 

PASCO LECTURE SERIES – MAINE AUTHOR DIDI COOPER

We are thrilled to welcome back to Graves Library, Maine Author, Didi Cooper to present her new book The Magic of Missing You on Sunday, March 14 at 2:00 pm.   Ms. Cooper will be interviewed by local bookshop owner Kristen Kuehnle before an audience of none.  Copies of the book are for sale at Bradbury’s Market, Daytrip Society, and Ms. Cooper’s website.  This program will be available for viewing on our Youtube channel and the Kennebunkport local access television.

Didi Cooper is an author living her best life on the coast of Maine. In love with the town of Kennebunkport, she brings the Earth magic she discovers to everything she does.  Didi stumbled unexpectedly into writing both women’s fiction and children’s books at the age of 48. Trained as a teacher and school administrator, Didi earned her doctorate in education in 2016. After 25 years in the field of education, she found herself yearning for a creative outlet; a hobby. She needed a departure from her type A, workaholic personality. She found herself yearning for the coast of Maine, where life was quieter, simpler, and perfectly magical.

The Pasco Lecture Series is supported by the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, Kennebunk Savings Bank, and the Graves Library Snack Team.

PASCO LECTURE SERIES – DIDI COOPER (Author) AND HOLLY ROSS (Illust.)

We are thrilled to welcome Maine Author, Didi Cooper and Illustrator/Artist, Holly Ross, to present their new book  Before You Were Ours to the Pasco Lecture Series Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm.   Copies of the book will be for sale and signing.

Didi Cooper is an author living her best life on the coast of Maine. In love with the town of Kennebunkport, she brings the Earth magic she discovers to everything she does.  Didi stumbled unexpectedly into writing both women’s fiction and children’s books at the age of 48. Trained as a teacher and school administrator, Didi earned her doctorate in education in 2016. After 25 years in the field of education, she found herself yearning for a creative outlet; a hobby. She needed a departure from her type A, workaholic personality. She found herself yearning for the coast of Maine, where life was quieter, simpler, and perfectly magical.

Holly Ross is an artist living in Kennebunkport, Maine. She graduated from Rhode Island School of Design and has lived in Maine with her husband and two kids since 1993. She taught photography at Sanford High School and graphic design and drawing at Heartwood College of Art and River Tree Cen

The Pasco Lecture Series is supported by the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, Kennebunk Savings Bank, and the Graves Library Snack Team.

SACRED STONE, SACRED WATER – JULY 15 @ 6:30 PM

Please join us on Monday, July 15 at 6:30 pm for a presentation, reading, and book signing with local artist, Jennifer Comeau.  Ms. Comeau’s poems are included in this anthology, Sacred Stone, Sacred Water : Women Writers and Artists Encounter Ireland.  This incredible anthology is an elegant and intimate collection evoking Ireland’s wild beauty and deep soul through the work of fourteen American women writers and artists who journeyed to three renowned parts of Ireland.  Beautifully woven in image and word, this cornucopia is surely a jewel in the crown of Tir Ghra (an ancient Irish phrase which means (“love of land”) literature.