Maine Festival of the Book.

I have no idea why it is so titled.  Which book?  The book

Here is the information of the festival. 

Join us for The Maine Festival of the Book, a literary extravaganza celebrating reading and writing. Presented by Maine Reads, events will take place June 22-24 in downtown Portland and will offer more than 50 free readings, discussions, workshops, and performances designed for all ages and tastes.

Featured writers include Maxine Kumin, Jane Brox, Tess Gerritsen, Peter Behrens, Julia Spencer-Fleming, Monica Wood, Lewis Robinson, Leon Gorman, and Wes McNair. Come be inspired by refugee stories, theatrical performances and mystery, romance, and children’s book writing panels. Meet some of the stars producing comics, and Poetry Out Loud. Bring the kids to meet their favorite authors.

The weekend kicks off with Opening Night, a benefit for Maine Reads, on Friday, June 22 at Merrill Auditorium featuring Pulitzer Prize-winners David McCullough and Richard Ford, Dorie McCullough Lawson, and Maine Poet Laureate Betsy Sholl. Opening Night general admission tickets are $10 per person and are available through www.porttix.com. Other than Opening Night, all festival events are free. For more information, please visit www.mainereads.org or call 207-871-9100.

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