Author-to-Author Fundraiser April 29th

Maine novelist Paul Doiron (author of the Mike Bowditch series) and poet Kristen Lindquist will share the stage on Saturday, April 29 in Brunswick for a fundraiser to support Midcoast Literacy.

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The Author-to-Author fundraising event will be held on Saturday, April 29 at 7:00pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick. The evening will feature Doiron and Lindquist reading from their work and in conversation about their inspiration and influences. A reception and meet-and-greet with the authors will follow. All proceeds from the evening will benefit Midcoast Literacy's work in the community, specifically one-on-one tutoring services for the growing number of multilingual adults and children who have recently moved to the Brunswick area. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased now from Midcoast Literacy at or by calling 207-443-6384.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to participate in this event together as writers, especially because it will support literacy in Maine,” said Lindquist. “While our genres seem very different, we both celebrate the people and places of Maine in our own way. My hope is that those who come to hear Paul’s crime fiction set in the Maine woods, will also find themselves, perhaps unexpectedly, enjoying my poems set in the Maine woods.”

Midcoast Literacy’s new Author-to-Author series brings Maine writers together for conversations about craft and the power of words. Doiron and Lindquist, who are also a married couple, have lived and written side-by-side for many years, both drawing inspiration from their shared experiences in the Maine landscape. Their conversation will include insights on how their writing and lives together influence each other. Copies of the two authors’ books will be available for purchase at a reception following the event.

Paul Doiron is a Maine novelist and registered Maine Guide best known for the Mike Bowditch series of crime novels, including The Poacher's Son, which won the Barry Award and the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel. The series now includes 13 books and has received two Maine Literary Awards, the New England Society Book Award for Fiction, and made numerous best-seller lists. Paul is also Editor Emeritus of Down East magazine. 

Kristen Lindquist is a Maine poet and naturalist whose poetry has appeared in such venues as Down East, Maine Times, Bangor Metro, and The Bangor Daily News, as well as various literary/haiku journals and anthologies. Her poetry collections include Transportation, Tourists in the Known World, and 2021’s It Always Comes Back. Her work has received various awards, including a Pushcart Prize nomination and two Maine Press Association awards.