I enjoy talking about Captain Mac with folks of all ages, and showing them pictures. Sometimes I talk about my other writing projects, as well.

     Here are some of the great engagements I have had, plus some upcoming events:
Kane Lodge, March 2010 March 16, 2010. 

Kane Masonic Lodge, New York City (where Donald MacMillan was a member!)

Here I am with Kane Lodge Master, Barry Scott, and Carl Cowan -- and the lodge polar bear!

May 4, 2010.

Westbrook-Gorham (ME) Rotary Club

Mary at Rotary Club
pencilsMay 19, 2010.  KidWrite, an after-school writing enrichment program, Rockville, MD.
May 21, 2010. Homeschool group in the sunshine Homeschool group on a sunny day, Gaithersburg, MD.
May 26, 2010.   Book signing, Nonesuch Books, South Portland, ME (for a PTO fund-raiser). Captain Mac cover
Sawyer Memorial Building, Greene, ME June 1, 2010. 

Senior Citizen group, Greene, ME (where MacMillan showed his Arctic movies in 1939).

June 8, 2010.

Mabel Wilson School, Cumberland, ME, a second-grade class whose teacher had read them the book. 

Talking with students

North Gorham LibraryJune 18, 2010.  North Gorham (ME) Library (next door to where MacMillan taught school more than a century ago!)

June 19, 2010.  Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, ME, “Mariners Day,” (where MacMillan’s historic schooner Bowdoin was docked for the day for people to come aboard).
Mary speaks at maritime museum Mary with schooner captain With the Bowdoin captain, Eric Jergenson!
June 21, 2010.  Sailing in Casco Bay, ME, aboard the schooner Bowdoin with editor, Carolyn Yoder. Mary with editor Carolyn Yoder
Books-clip artJuly 10, 2010. Books in Boothbay (ME), a summer festival, with 40 authors attending.
Mary signing book in Boothbay ME July 11, 2010.

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, for the opening of a Children’s Garden.

Mary autographing book for a little girl August 7, 2010.

Children’s Event, Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME. 

Here I'm autographing a copy of Captain Mac for this little girl.

August 19, 2010.

Thornton Oaks, Retirement community, Brunswick, ME

Mary giving illustrated talk
Captain Mac coverSeptember 14, 2010.  Park-Danforth Retirement Community, Portland, ME.
September 15, 2010 Talking to a youth group Youth group, Dawsonville (MD) Community Church
Bates logoSeptember 28, 2010.  Portland, ME, Bates College Alumni Book Club
October 1, 2010

Sail Power & Steam Museum, Rockland, ME

Promotional flyer for event

October 2, 2010 Author at book signing, ME Maritime Academy Book signing, Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, ME

Sailing aboard schooner Bowdoin with Captain Eric Jergenson and Maine Maritime Academy alumni, Penobscot Bay, ME


Author sailing with Captain Eric Jergenson and ME Maritime alumni

Mary speaking at Senior College October 7, 2010.

Western Maine Senior College, Down Home Series, Bethel, ME

Mary speaking at Maine Library Association October 8, 2010.

Maine Library Association, Annual Conference, Samoset Resort, Rockland, ME

Rotary EmblemOctober 21, 2010.  Sebago Lake Rotary Club, Windham, Maine.
November 6, 2010.

Rochester Children’s Book Festival, Monroe Community College, Henrietta, NY

Mary autographing book for a boy
November 8, 2010.

Author Presentation and Signing, Barnes & Noble, Pittsford, NY

Mary at Barnes and Noble My new polar bear hand puppet, Nanook, came with me.
Showing slide presentation November 9, 2010.

An after-school event for young readers and an evening presentation, Walworth-Seely Public Library, Walworth, NY. 

December 10, 2010.

"Yule Revel," Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, Maine - book signing and informal talk

Mary at booksigning table
Mary discussing book with a family January 9, 2011.  BORDER'S, South Portland, Maine - informal talk and book signing.

This mother bought Captain Mac to read aloud to her daughters.

Speaking to Boy Scout Troop 007 February 14, 2011. Boy Scout Troop 007, Lewiston, ME
February 16, 2011 Talking with residents of the senior living center Seventy-Five State Street -- an Independent and Assisted Living Community, Portland, ME
4-H LogoMarch 30, 2011. 4-H Volunteer Recognition Dinner, Alfred, ME
Maine Festival of the Book Logo April 2, 2011. Maine Festival of the Book. University of Southern Maine, Portland, Abromson Center. My program, "Arctic Adventures with MacMillan" was followed by a book signing.
April 8 and 9, 2011. Maine Maritime Academy. "BOWDOIN DAY" -- the 90th anniversary of the launching of Schooner Bowdoin.

Here I'm telling folks about MacMillan's dream of building an Arctic schooner.

Speaking at Maine Maritime Academy
Mary with 6th-grade class
April 13, 2011. Bonny Eagle Middle School, Buxton, ME, 6th-grade class.
middle school presentation May 10, 2011. Auburn (ME) Middle School, 7th-8th grade class. Mary with 7th graders
May 31, 2011. Islesboro (ME) School, grades 5-8. I had to take the ferry to get to school! Mary waiting for the ferry 5th-6th grade class at Islesboro School

Belfast Rotary Club meeting June 1, 2011. Rotary Club, Belfast, ME
Bates Logo June 10, 2011. 
Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, my Alma Mater.
Mary Speaking at Bates College
Mary at Schooner Bowdoin July 10-11, 2011. Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, ME. I gave three presentations and enjoyed a sail aboard Captain Mac's 90-year-old schooner, Bowdoin.

On July 5, the Bangor Daily News wrote about the upcoming event.

August 9, 2011 Children watching slide show Norway (ME) Memorial Library. Summer Reading Program for 8-12-year-olds.
September 26, 2011. Huntington Common, a retirement community in Kennebunk, ME. Mary presenting slide show

Presentation at Freeport (ME) LibrarySeptember 28, 2011. Freeport (ME) Community Library.
September 30, 2011. Sawyer Memorial Foundation, Greene, Maine. Mary giving presentation in Greene, ME I talked about writing for children, discussing Captain Macand some of my earlier books and articles.
October 25, 2011.      Windham (ME) Public Library. Talking to group at Windham, ME, library
Holiday Book Sale Poster November 25. 2011. 

Holiday Book Sale. Portland Public Library. Sponsored by Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance.

Autographing a book
Showing my slide show at Hebron Academy December 9, 2011. 

Hebron Academy, Hebron, Maine.
Talking to the middle school students.

February 28, 2012.

Eldredge Public Library, Chatham, Massachusetts

My presentation at Chatham's Eldredge Library
Talking to folks at the Snow Library in Orleans, MA February 29, 2012, a.m. 

Cape Cod Lifetime Learning, Snow Library, Orleans, Massachusetts

Library sign announcing my book talk February 29, 2012, p.m. 
Brewster Ladies Library, Brewster, Massachusetts
Speaking at the Brewster Ladies Library
March 5, 2012.

Boxberry Elementary School, Oxford, Maine, 
Grades K-5.

Talking with youngsters at Boxberry School.
Standing with Steve Chandler. March 6, 2012. 

Luncheon at Highland Green, Topsham, Maine. I shared the spotlight with Steve Chandler, who had sailed with MacMillan on the Schooner Bowdoin in 1946.

March 7, 2012.

I spoke to the Historical Society in Westbrook, Maine, the city where I grew up.

My lecture at Westbrook (ME)Historical Society.

March 8, 2012.   Elm Street Elementary School. Laconia, New Hampshire,   Grades 3-5.

A sign welcomed me to the school.
A huge sign welcomed me!
Talking with 3rd graders at Elm Street School
Talking with the 3rd grade class.

The 4th-grade class
Sharing my writing process with 4th graders.
The 5th-grade class
A writing exercise with 5th graders.
April 3, 2012.  Whittier Middle School, Poland, Maine. 

I talked with four groups of 8th-graders about researching and writing -- and revising!

Speaking with 8th-graders at Whittier School
June 23, 2012  Reading to children Freeport Historical Society, "Harraseeket Heritage Day." At a marina in South Freeport, Maine, I read passages from Captain Mac to several groups of kids.
Showing my slide presentation in Fairhaven MA July 6, 2012.   Fairhaven, MA. 

As part of Fairhaven's bicentennial festival, my slide show focused on Captain Mac's Arctic schooner Bowdoin, which was designed by marine architect, William Hand, Jr., of that area.

Selling books with Nanook, my polar bear puppet
Downeast Lakes Land Trust sign
August 7, 2012.

Downeast Lakes Land Trust, Grand Lake Stream, Maine. "Explorations and Adventures." 
Families enjoyed logging and forestry history and activities, based on my book, Timberrr....

Talking with families about logging in New England
August 10, 2012
Showing slides to the group
Sawyer Memorial Foundation, Greene, Maine. Captain Mac slide presentations at 2 and 7 pm.
Showing slides at Bridgton Senior College February 4, 2013. I presented my Captain Mac slide show to members of Bridgton (Maine) Senior College.
April 4, 2013
4-H  Logo
Speaking to 4-H leaders about logging University of Maine Cooperative Extension, York County: 4-H Leadership Banquet, Alfred, Maine. Here I'm explaining a logging tool, called a cant-dog, or a Peavey.
Literacy Festival logo
Literacy Festival Author Fest, Cape Elizabeth, Maine
May 11, 2013A poster at my table
Talking with a family about my book
October 17, 2013.

Historical Society, New Gloucester, Maine

Speaking at New Gloucester Historical Society
MAMLE Logo Friday, October 18, 2013. 
Maine Association for Middle Level Education, Annual Conference
Northport, Maine

I shared with teachers how my book, Captain Mac, can enhance curriculum.

See the group's brainstorming ideas.

MAMLE presentation
Speaking at York County (Maine) Senior CollegeWednesday, January 15, 2014. York County Senior College, Alfred, Maine
Reading to a child at Library Day Saturday, February 1, 2014.
"Take Your Child to the Library Day," Windham, Maine, Public Library. 
The library focused on 25 years of Maine Lupine Awards. I participated as a past award winner for Timberrr: A History of Logging in New England.
Mary at  display of Lupine Award books
Edward Little High School English classThursday, February 6, 2014. Edward Little High School, Auburn, Maine. 
Tenth-grade English class, on researching and writing biographies.
Author Fest logo Saturday, April 12, 2014. Author Fest, Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Author Fest 2014
Saturday, May 17, 2014. Biographers International Organization, annual conference, University of Massachusetts, Boston.  Panel for writing young adult biographies I was a panelist for a discussion about writing young adult biographies.
Showing slides at Midcoast Maine Senior College Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Addressing a large group at Midcoast Senior College, at Curtis Library, Brunswick, Maine. Addressing the group at Midcoast Maine Senior College
Friday, June 13, 2014 
Speaking to third-graders. Third-grade class, Mabel Wilson School, Cumberland, Maine. 
I shared the variety of topics I write about. 
Saturday, March 7, 2015 Showing slides at North Gorham Library North Gorham (ME) Library. Slide presentation and discussion.

Students writing in class Monday, March 9, 2015 
Special Education Writing Class, Gray-New Gloucester (ME) High School
Entrance to Gray-New Gloucester (ME) High School

Saturday, April 11, 2015
AuthorFest. Cape Elizabeth (ME) High School,
AuthorFest 2015
Saturday, April 25, 2015 Receiving the award New England SCBWI Conference, Springfield, MA. I received the Marguerite W. Davol Critique Scholarship Award for my picture book manuscript, "Little Brown Thrush."
I'm ready for students
June 12, 2015
Mabel Wilson Elementary School
Cumberland, Maine
Livermore Falls, Maine, Women's Club April 20, 2017
Women's Club
Livermore Falls, Maine

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