From Far East to Old West: True Tales of the American Frontier

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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 Christopher CorbettChristopher Corbett, author of Poker Bride and Colin Sargent, author of Museum of Human Beings explore frontier history and legend: the Pony Express and the Chinese experience in the of the American West, and the story of Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, child star of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

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