Write Now – Block Out a Half-day for Your Writing!

Saturday, October 20
9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Have you been trying to get something written but haven’t made the time? Then it’s time to Write Now! Whether you’ve been pondering a business plan, the outline for a novel, a play, or a poem – join us for a half-day dedicated to your writing.

We’ll gather briefly in the conference room to meet and state what we’re working on. Then we’ll each find a corner or meeting room in the library to write. We’ll work till 12:30, then gather again to discuss how things went.

When you want to do something you love but can’t make it a priority, it helps to carve out time and a space to get to your best work. All genres are welcome, and no experience is necessary. Please join us to write now!

Mystery Making—How the Stories Get Told

Tuesday, October 30
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Do you have what it takes to solve a good mystery? If so, you don’t want to miss working with mystery writers Barbara Ross, Brenda Buchanan, and Richard Cass to help solve a mystery on the fly. This esteemed panel of authors will draw facts for a mystery to be solved, then, with intense help from the audience, they’ll open up about how they make decisions when they create their books.

The panel has done this program at other libraries and hilarity generally ensues!

Meet the panel!
Barbara Ross is the author of six Maine Clambake Mysteries. The seventh, Steamed Open, will be published in December 2018. Her novella featuring Julia Snowden is included along with stories by Leslie Meier and Lee Hollis in Eggnog Murder. A second anthology, Yule Log Murder, releases in October 2018. Barbara’s books have been nominated for multiple Agatha Awards for Best Contemporary Novel, RT Books Reviewer’s Choice Awards, and the Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction. Barbara blogs with the Maine Crime Writers and the Wicked Authors.

Brenda Buchanan grew up in Western Massachusetts and studied journalism at Northeastern University. She worked as a reporter trainee at the Boston Globe and studied creative writing with Robert Parker, creator of the Spenser series, among others. After Northeastern, she moved to Maine to work as a journalist at the York County Coast Star in Kennebunk, then went to law school in the late eighties. About ten years ago, she moved from Peaks Island to America and got serious about her fiction writing. She is the author of three Joe Gale mysteries: Quick Pivot, Cover Story, and Truth Beat.

Richard Cass grew up in Boston, lived through the bussing years, and graduated from Boston Latin School, the oldest public school in the United States. He is the author of the Elder Darrow jazz mystery series, set in Boston, which is the story of an alcoholic who walks into a dive bar and decides to buy it. Solo Act was published in 2016 and was a finalist for a 2017 Maine Literary Award in the Crime Fiction category. The prequel to Solo ActIn Solo Time, was published in 2017 and won the 2018 Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction. The third book in the series, Burton’s Solo, will be published in 2018. Dick serves on the board of Mystery Writers of America’s New England Chapter and lives in Cape Elizabeth.

An Evening of Storytelling with Award-Winning Columnist Lew-Ellyn Hughes

Thursday, November 1
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for an evening of stories about love, parenting, grand-parenting, aging, and family with award-winning columnist Lew-Ellyn Hughes. Weaving a love of words with a love of history, Lew-Ellyn will share humorous, insightful stories about Maine and its people from her book, Maine Stories.






More about our presenter
Lew-Ellyn Hughes is the author of Away with Words, a bi-monthly newspaper column. She is a seven time winner in the Maine Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. She is an avid skier and children’s ski coach at Sugarloaf Ski Resort. “The Maine wilderness is my happy place.”


Writers’ Accountability Group – November

Wednesday, November 21
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!