We look forward to seeing you at our annual conference on May 22-23 at Sunday River Ski Resort - Grand Summit Hotel!
View the Conference Schedule and Session Descriptions here. In an effort to save paper, we will limit the number of printed session schedules available and encourage attendees to download the Slack app to their mobile devices. Use Slack to view the session schedule, read speaker bios, and plan where you will be during the conference. You can also download and print the conference program PDF from our website.
Monday Keynote speaker: Tracie D. Hall
TRACIE D. HALL is a librarian, author, and advocate for the arts, and is Executive Director of the American Library Association. Prior to her appointment, Hall served as the Director of the Joyce Foundation Culture Program. She also served as Chicago's Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. In libraries, Hall was VP of the Queens Public Library, and Assistant Dean of Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science. She was also the Director of the Office for Diversity for the American Library Association.
Tuesday Keynote speaker: Monica Wood
MONICA WOOD is a novelist, memoirist, playwright, and the recent recipient of the Carlson Prize for contributions to the public humanities and the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance Distinguished Achievement Award for contributions to the literary arts. Her new novel, How to Read a Book, is forthcoming from Mariner Books, and a new play, Saint Dad, will debut in October 2023 at Portland Stage. Her previous novel, The One-in-a-Million Boy, was translated into 20 languages in over 30 countries. She is also the author of When We Were the Kennedys, a New England bestseller, Oprah magazine summer-reading pick, and winner of the May Sarton Memoir Award. Her other fiction, Any Bitter Thing, Ernie’s Ark, and My Only Story, have also won awards and made bestseller lists. Her short stories have been widely anthologized, and her nonfiction has appeared in Oprah, New York Times, Literary Hub, Down East, Martha Stewart Living, Parade, and many other publications. She lives in Portland, Maine, with her husband and their cat, Susie.
We are also THRILLED to announce that on the evening of Sunday, May 21st, we will be hosting a fundraiser dinner with keynote speakers Stephen and Tabitha King!
*Please note: The Kings will not be giving autographs or signing books at this event.
- On Monday night at 7:00 we will carry on our time-honored trivia tradition in the River Room, with Meg Gray (Bangor PL / MLA Member At Large) as our Trivia Master!
- On Tuesday morning, start your day off right with yoga with Marie from 7:00 - 8:00 in the fitness center.
MARIE HURRELL is a nature lover, a dog mom, and a wild woman who believes connecting with our own authenticity will raise the collective vibration and brighten this world. She has been providing professional therapeutic bodywork since 2011 and has been teaching yoga since 2018. From a young age, she has felt called to care for people and help them enhance their quality of life. Massage and yoga have been monumental in providing a platform to build the work of her soul. She is fiercely enthusiastic about sharing her love of self-care through movement, yoga, bodywork and Ayurveda
Sunday River is offering a group rate on hotel rooms for any night, Saturday thru Tuesday.
Please direct all questions by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be glad to assist you!