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Maine Festival of the BookWonder what writers really think about? Get ready for a literary extravaganza! The Maine Festival of the Book, brought to you by Maine Reads brings together writers and readers to enjoy readings, panel discussions, book signings, and performances. With the exception of Opening Night and Youth Outreach, festival events are first-come, first-served, un-ticketed seating, and are free. Almost 2000 people attended this year’s three-day event. In its four years of existence, the Maine Festival of the Book has featured more than 200 authors, including five Pulitzer Prize winners.

Podcast Melissa ColemanMelissa Coleman, author of This Life Is In Your Hands, Susan Conley, author of The Foremost Good Fortune and Caitlin Shetterly, author of Made For You and Me read from their debut novels and talk about their personal paths: one through cancer, one through the recession, and one back to the land.

The Maine Festival of the Book is an annual festival brought to you by Maine Reads with support from the Maine Humanities Council.