Wonder 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.
Paul Harding, 2010 Pulitzer prize winner for Tinkers and Sarah Braunstein author of Sweet Relief of Missing Children read from their debut novels and talk about art, hysteria, and the long process of bringing a book into existence.
The Maine Festival of the Book is an annual festival brought to you by Maine Reads with support from the Maine Humanities Council.