Category Archives: Author Events

Noir at the Bar

A beautiful day here in Portland, Maine and a great time to come to Bull Feeney’s for Noir at the Bar! Mystery authors will read from their works!


Elizabeth Strout Event Benefits the Telling Room

So excited to be the bookseller this evening with the wonderful author Elizabeth Strout.

The event is a benefit for the Telling Room.  The Telling Room does a remarkable job of bringing the love of storytelling to children and young adults.



Colin W. Sargent’s The Boston Castrato

Looking forward to supporting author Colin Sargent in his upcoming events to launch The Boston Castrato.

7 PM – 9 PM
Colin Sargent Book Signing
For his new book The Boston Castrato
Firehouse Gallery
1 Bristol Rd, Damariscotta, ME

7 PM

Colin Sargent Book Signing
For his new book The Boston Castrato
Portland Magazine
State St. Portland, ME

“Sweeping and ambitious.” —Kirkus Reviews

This book does for 1920s Boston what E.L. Doctorow did for New York in Ragtime: it grabs a city out of history, mixes in some fiction and makes it vivid. Be it the high style of Boston’s Parker House Hotel; the flagrant, fragrant set who dance attendance on the poet Amy Lowell; the scientists and shipbuilders and politicians and utter rogues who raise the city from the dirt; it all shimmers into reality as an outsider leads us into its quaking heart. Raffi, a young Italian, is our guide. He left more than his country behind in Rome. Snipped by a bishop as the last castrato, he is bundled off to America when the Church takes shame. Forbidden to use his voice, other skills steal him into the society of 1920s Boston. Raffi enters the hardest quest of all–the search for a genuine love song.

Event: Knitting Pearls: Writers Writing About Knitting

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Writers Writing About Knitting

Meet Author & Editor Anne Hood

Thursday, December 3rd
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Knitting Circle Begins 5:30 PM
USM Glickman Library Portland
Facebook Invite

Please join Kelly’s Books and the USM Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing Program in welcoming Ann Hood back to Portland for a book party for her new anthology Knitting Pearls: Writers Writing About Knitting.

Among the authors featured in the new book are Bill Roorback, Lily King and Melissa Coleman.

We will have a knitting circle starting at 5:30 before the event so please feel free to bring your knitting.

Refreshments will be served and books will be available for sale with a book signing after the reading.