I enjoy talking about my writing with folks of all ages, and showing them pictures. I've presented programs to more than 100 groups -- book talks, writing workshops, and slide shows. My audiences have included schools (elementary through high school), libraries, museums, historical societies, retirement communities, senior citizen groups, colleges, and community service clubs and scout troops.

     Here are a few of the great engagements I have had.
Book Launch Cyrus Field's Big Dream was launched in September, 2018. I have shared my story with historical societies, libraries and more, and I continue to hold presentations and have book signings.  A historical society presentation
  Occasionally the big ship's ghost shows up at an event!
Kane Lodge, March 2010 In 2010, I launched Captain Mac at the Kane Masonic Lodge, New York City ( the "Explorers' Lodge," where MacMillan had been a member). I was greeted by their huge, stuffed polar bear!
Many folks have enjoyed logging and forestry history and activities, based on my book, Timberrr...
This event was sponsored by Downeast Lakes Land Trust, Grand Lake Stream, Maine.
Talking with families about logging in New England
Mary speaks at maritime museum I have addressed several historical societies and museums, including Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, Maine.
        Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, Maine.

I've presented several programs and have enjoyed sailing aboard Schooner Bowdoin with Captain Eric Jergenson and Maine Maritime Academy alumni.


Author sailing with Captain Eric Jergenson and ME Maritime alumni
Bates Logo
Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, my Alma Mater.
Mary Speaking at Bates College

The 5th-grade class  I have visited many schools. Here I am leading a writing exercise with 5th graders. 
In 2014, the annual conference of the Biographers International Organization was held at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. I was a panelist for a discussion about writing young adult biographies. Panel for writing young adult biographies
Addressing the group at Midcoast Maine Senior College Members of senior colleges enjoy my presentations.
One of the many libraries where I've shown slide presentations and led discussions.
Showing slides at North Gorham Library
Receiving the award
New England SCBWI Conference, Springfield, MA, 2015. 
I received the Marguerite W. Davol Critique Scholarship Award for one of my picture book manuscripts.

I often speak about researching and writing for young readers.
Livermore Falls, Maine, Women's Club

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