Writers Paul Doiron, Kristen Lindquist, Monica Wood to appear as part of Framing Maine series

Kristen Lindquist and Paul Doiron
Kristen Lindquist and Paul Doiron

Maine writers Paul Doiron and Kristen Lindquist will be the featured guests of the third installment of the Framing Maine conversation series at the University of Maine on Nov. 8.

“Framing Maine Three: An Eye for Detail,” will take place at 7 p.m. in Minsky Recital Hall, Class of 1944 Hall.

Doiron and Lindquist, who are married, are both heavily inspired by Maine’s wild places.

Doiron, former editor of Down East magazine, is best known for his popular series of mystery novels set in Maine, where a game warden named Mike Bowditch solves crimes. The first book in the series, “The Poacher’s Son,” won the Barry Award and the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel, and the Maine Literary Award for “Best Fiction of 2010.” His second book, “Trespasser,” won the Maine Literary Award and was an American Booksellers Association Indie Bestseller.

Lindquist is a poet, naturalist, birder and educator, whose writing has appeared in magazines, newspapers, literary journals and anthologies. Her publications include “Invocation to the Birds,” “Transportation,” and “Tourists in the Known World: New & Selected Poems.” Her work has received many awards, including the Bread Loaf Poetry Prize, the Red Fox Poetry Prize and the 2014 Maine Postmark Poetry Contest.

During the event, Doiron and Lindquist will read selections from their respective works; discuss their craft; and describe how Maine places, people and wildlife have influenced their writing. Live music inspired by the readings will be provided by violinist Susan Ramsey and cellist Ruth Fogg.

Following the reading, Doiron and Lindquist will be interviewed onstage by their friend and author Monica Wood.

Wood is the author of several best-selling books, including her memoir of growing up in a Maine mill town, “When We Were the Kennedys,” as well as the novels “Any Bitter Thing,” “Ernie’s Ark,” and “The One-in-a-Million Boy,” and the play “Papermaker.”

A reception with the authors will precede the event from 6–7 p.m. at Miller’s  Café in the Collins Center for the Arts.

The event is free and open to the public. Due to limited seating, registration is required. Tickets can be reserved online.

“Framing Maine: Conversations with Storytellers and Imagemakers from the Pine Tree State” highlights notable Mainers who tell the state’s stories through various media, including literature, art, music, print and digital media, and other forms. It is organized by the Maine Studies Program.

The event is supported by Bangor Savings Bank, UMaine Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series, UMaine Alumni Association, Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Maine Folklife Center and the Stephen E. King Chair in Literature.

More about Doiron, Lindquist and Wood, as well as Framing Maine is online.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, call 581.1840 or email FramingMaine@gmail.com.