Maine Wildlife Series: Meet Perry the Peregrine Falcon!

Thursday, November 14
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 

Ruby, the Red-tailed Hawk can’t join us this month, so Perry the Perrigrine Falcon is flying up to fill in.

Falcons are powerful and impressive members of the raptor family that have awed and inspired humans for as long as we have existed together.

Come learn more about these amazing birds and hear Perry’s story of injury and recovery as you connect with this amazing Raptor Ambassador from the Maine Center for wildlife.

This talk is appropriate for all ages. Families are welcome!

Songwriting – November Workshop

Tuesday, November 19
6:00 pm – 8:15 pm
 

Our songwriting workshop meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Whether you are a new writer, experienced writer, or want-to-be-a-writer writer, we hope you’ll join us each month to bring in your work and get expert advice from award-winning songwriter, Jud Caswell. Participants in this workshop rave about Jud and about how much his advice is helping shape and improve their writing.

Jud starts each session with a short discussion of a specific element of songwriting craft, then moves to sharing songs. Jud’s feedback is focused on questions or concerns raised by the songwriter, with group discussion focused on issues of craft and technique.

Participants should bring a song that is “in process” for feedback and support, along with 8 copies of lyrics to share. Many in our group play the guitar or play our house electric piano as well as sing, but you are more than welcome to just sing what you’ve written, or sing to a recording you’ve made at home. 

We’ll have a sign-up sheet when you get here and will have time each night to share 6 or 7 songs. Come a little early if you want to make sure to get on the list!

The goal of the workshop is to provide a safe place for songwriters to share and learn. Songwriters of all levels and abilities are welcome! 

Writers’ Accountability Group

Wednesday, November 20
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
 

TML’s Writer’s Accountability Group (WAG!) meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10:00-noon. All levels of expertise and genres are welcome as we:  

  • Share ideas about writing, editing, and publishing. 
  • Share snippets of our work in a creative, supportive group setting.
  • Connect with other writers who are as passionate about the craft as we are.
  • Give ourselves a deadline each month to show up with our latest work.
  • Have fun!

We hope you’ll join us to help get your WAG going!

Meet The Hermit: The Mysterious Life of Jim Whyte

Thursday, November 21
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 

When Jim Whyte settled outside the slate mining town of Monson, Maine in 1895, people hardly knew what to make of him. And almost 130 years later, we still don’t. A world traveler that spoke six languages fluently, Whyte came to town with sacks full of money and a fierce desire to keep to himself. It was clear that Whyte was hiding from something—enough to make even the FBI to eventually come looking. But even the Feds couldn’t imagine how Whyte, who lost every penny he had when WWI broke out, amassed another fortune before he died.

Based on the true story, Hermit follows one man’s quest to discover all he can about Whyte’s secret life before it’s too late.

Meet Author and Presenter Extraordinaire Jeffry Ryan!
Jeffrey Ryan is an author, adventurer, photographer and historian. He has written several books about his outdoor exploits, his fascination with hiking trails and the people and places found just off the beaten path. His debut book, Appalachian Odyssey: A 28-year hike on America’s trail was hailed by the former Executive Editor of National Geographic as “a classic of nature and travel writing” and set off a national tour (in a 1985 VW camper, no less). His books are known for weaving a deep appreciation for history into walks across contemporary landscapes that give readers the feeling they are hiking right alongside. When Jeff isn’t trekking, chasing down a great story, or spinning yarns from his keyboard, he enjoys sharing his adventures with audiences who love the outdoors. He spends much of his time in his beloved native state of Maine.

Evening Book Group

Thursday, November 21
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
 

TML’s Evening Book Group meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month. At our next gathering, we’ll be discussing Killers of the Flower Moon; The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann. Rescheduled from our October storm!

New members are always welcome.