An Eye for Detail: Paul Doiron & Kristen Lindquist with Monica Wood (Framin...

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Collins Center for the Arts

2 Flagstaff Road

Orono, ME 04469

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Tickets are still available for this event. Register here or come directly to the Collins Center for the 6:00 pm reception, or to Minsky Recital Hall for the 7:00 pm talk. Both are free and open to the public.


The Maine Studies Program at the University of Maine invites you to join us for a talk by noted Maine authors Paul Doiron and Kristen Lindquist on Thursday, November 8th, 2018. This is the third event in the popular UMaine speaker series Framing Maine: Conversations with Storytellers and Imagemakers from the Pine Tree State, which features artists, writers, musicians and others whose work has influenced popular views of Maine.

In this event, entitled "An Eye for Detail," mystery writer Doiron (The Poacher's Son, Stay Hidden) and poet and essayist Lindquist (Transportation, Tourists in the Known World) will talk about their respective crafts before being interviewed onstage by novelist and playwright Monica Wood (When We Were the Kennedys, The One-in-a-Million Boy).

Doiron and Lindquist, who are married, draw upon Maine's landscapes in very different ways: Paul to set the stories of his crime-solving game warden Mike Bowditch, and Kristen to describe in poetry and prose the wild places and creatures of our state. Both authors create detailed and nuanced descriptions of Maine, evoking images of dark woods, rugged coasts, and gritty, authentic people and places.

In this unique performance, featuring live music and a backdrop of shifting photographic images, they will read from their works and describe how Maine has influenced them as writers. Following their presentation, Monica Wood, a long-time friend of the authors, will interview them onstage and moderate questions from the audience. This is a rare opportunity to hear from three friends, all well-regarded Maine literary figures, as they talk about what it means to write about the places they love.

Free Pre-Talk Reception with Authors: 6-7 pm, Miller's Café, Collins Center for the Arts

Performance and Q&A Session: 7-9 pm, Minsky Recital Hall, Class of 1944 Hall (adjacent to the Collins Center)

Parking is free in the CCA lot, entrances are on Flagstaff Road and Rangeley Road. Directions and map at https://www.collinscenterforthearts.com/directions-parking/

Event Sponsors: Bangor Savings Bank, Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series, Maine Folklife Center, McGillicuddy Humanities Center, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Stephen E. King Chair

For more information, go to framingmaine.com, call 1-207-581-1840, or email FramingMaine@gmail.com.

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