We love books. We love authors. Come see literary greats and debut authors, hear about their latest works, craft, and writing process. Insightful Q&As explore the intricacies of writing and publishing. Literary events happen both in the Historic Theater and the Loft.

Suzanne Koven [Livestream]

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

• Virtual

A profound and humorous exploration of authenticity in work and life by a female doctor, with candid stories from the AIDS era to today’s COVID-19 pandemic. In conversation with Andrew Solomon.

Kevin Kwan [Livestream]

Thursday, May 27, 2021

• Virtual

The author of the New York Times bestselling phenomenon Crazy Rich Asians takes you from Capri to NYC, where Lucie Tang Churchill finds herself torn between two men—and two very different cultures.

Annette Gordon-Reed [Livestream]

Thursday, June 3, 2021

• Virtual

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, the essential sweeping story of Juneteenth’s integral importance to American history and the ongoing fight for equality.

Elizabeth Hinton [LIVESTREAM]

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

• Virtual

From one of our top historians, a groundbreaking story of policing and “riots” that shatters our understanding of the post-civil rights era and provides context for all too recent events.

Christina Baker Kline [Livestream]

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

• Virtual

The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Orphan Train returns with an instant New York Times bestseller, The Exiles, an emotionally resonant novel about three women whose lives are bound together in nineteenth-century Australia.

Megan Miranda [Livestream]

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

• Virtual

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last House Guest comes a new riveting suspense novel about a mysterious murder in an idyllic, close-knit neighborhood.

Kate Shaffer & Derek Bissonnette

Thursday, August 12, 2021

• 28 Chestnut St.

The Pine Tree State’s active food community springs to life in the hands of Kate Shaffer, Maine cookbook author and chocolatier, and Derek Bissonnette, one of the finest food photographers in the country.