Weekend Update: March 28-29, 2015

fallsbooks1Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Vicki Doudera (Monday), special guest Karla Whitney (Tuesday), John Clark (Wednesday), Sarah Graves (Thursday), and on Friday the mini-blog tour of this year’s Agatha Award short story finalists (Kathy Lynn Emerson, Barb Goffman, Edith Maxwell, and Art Taylor) comes to Maine Crime Writers.

In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog regularly at Maine Crime Writers:

Lea Wait will be Skyping with several schools during the coming week; most of the classes have read either her Agatha-nominated Uncertain Glory or Finest Kind. Later this spring she’s looking forward to taking several school groups on tours of Wiscasset and the old jail there …. the site of her historical novels for young people.

Kate Flora will be speaking at the Portland Public Library’s Brown Bag Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 8th at 12:00.

Dorothy Cannell, Barbara Ross, and Kate Flora will be doing at Chat with Champions on Thursday, April 9th at 10:00 a.m. at the Skidompha Library, 184 Maine Street in Damariscotta.

If you are looking for a fun event, a lot of Maine Crime bloggers and alums will be at the Portland Public Library on Friday, April 10th for a social gathering and brave two minute readings by Maine crime writers at Two Minutes in the Slammer. Dining afterward with one of your favorite writers. Last year, Crime Wave participants said they wanted more time to socialize–so here it is. Hope to see you there. And remember: this is not just for writers. If we gather a room full of librarians, that will be good fun. You ever see librarians party? Well…come on down.http://mainewriters.org/two-minutes-in-the-slammer-a-friday-night-social-for-the-2015-maine-crime-wave/

Time is running out to sign up for the Maine Crime Wave, our own mystery conference. More information here: http://mainewriters.org/2015-maine-crime-wave/

A question for you. We here at MCW are gearing up for National Library Week, when we get to celebrate Maine libraries and Maine librarians. If you’d like to be our guest, or suggest someone who should be a guest, please let us know.

An invitation to readers of this blog: Do you have news relating to Maine, Crime, or Writing? We’d love to hear from you. Just comment below to share. Don’t forget that comments are entered for a chance to win our wonderful basket of books and the very special moose and lobster cookie cutters.

And a reminder: If your library, school, or organization is looking for a speaker, we are often available to talk about the writing process, research, where we get our ideas, and other mysteries of the business. Contact Kate Flora: mailto: kateflora@gmail.com

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2 Responses to Weekend Update: March 28-29, 2015

  1. Heidi Wilson says:

    Yes! I have seen librarians party. I was once an honorary member of The Wildflowers, a bunch of Boston-area librarians, mostly children’s librarians, who got together at conferences and also once a year for a formal ceremony involving paper crowns, dramatic readings from Khalil Ghibran, and lashings of gin. If the mommies only knew to whom they entrusted their little darlings….

  2. Linda says:

    I’m a librarian and we do know how to have a great party! Wish I could be there!

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