Panel Descriptions:

 
Here are some quick descriptions of the panels happening! 


The bookstore and signing area is downstairs at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church on Mt. Desert Street. All events are either there or at the Jesup Memorial Library or YWCA, all located on Mt. Desert Street in Bar Harbor








From 10 to 10:45

 

Creating Memorable Characters – YWCA – What is it that makes a character memorable? This is a program for teens and adults.

Cerredwyn Horrigan
Annabelle Fisher
Ellen Booraem
Ammi-Joan Paquette
Trisha Leaver
Maryann Cocca-Leffler


Maine is Awesome!Jesup Library - Maine Writers with books set in Maine describe why Maine is awesome and a great place to write and/or how setting informs their story and how it can inform yours.

G.A. Morgan
Dana Langer
Maria Padian
Ronnie Arno
Laura Freudig
Nan Lincoln

Scary, Creepy, and Weird – Bar Harbor Congregational Church - Murder, mayem, ghosts, aliens, and mystery abound in this panel featurong writers of bone-chilling stories.

Shelly Brown
Chad Morris
Monica Swanson Tesler
S.A. Larsen
Carrie Jones
Adi Rule

 

11 – 11:45 Block

 

Making People Want to Read Your Stories – YWCA - What is it about a story that compels a reader to actually read it. These authors tell their secrets.

Annabelle Fisher
Trisha Leaver
S.A. Larsen
Monica Swanson Tesler
Adi Rule
Ellen Booraem

Books Matter – Here’s Why – Jesup Library Authors explain how books have changed their lives and have changed others’ lives.

Maria Padian
Cerredwyn Horrigan
Shelly Brown
Ronnie Arno
Ammi Joan Paquette
Laura Freudig
Nan Lincoln

 
How to Deal with Bullies – Why Stories Make Us Strong – Bar Harbor Congregational Church - Stories teach empathy. They give us heroes. Authors talk about how their stories do that and the stories that made them be strong.

Maryann Cocca-Leffler
Dana Langer
G.A. Morgan
Chad Morris

12 – 1 Block

Book Signings take place at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church.


1-1:45 Block

The Business of Writing - YWCA - How do authors make a living? Or do they? These authors tell a bit about the ins and outs of the children’s book business.

Ammi-Joan Paquette
Annabelle Fisher
Monica Swanson Tesler
Dana Langer

Getting Goofy – The Place Where Stories Are Born. Jesup - Where do ideas come from?

Shelly Brown
Adi Rule
Laura Freudig
Chad Morris
Maria Padian
Carrie Jones

What’s It Like to Be A Writer? What’s it like to be a writer? It’s pretty cool. These authors tell you why. And the first steps in becoming a story teller.

Trisha Leaver
Cerredwyn Horrigan
S.A. Larsen
G.A. Morgan
Ronnie Arno 

 And.... just in case you have a particular author you'd like to follow around. Here is the schedule for each author! 

Adi Rule

10-10:45 – Scary, Creepy and Weird – Bar Harbor Congregational Church Classroom

11 – 11:45 – Making People Want to Read You – YWCA

12:30 – 1 Signing  - Bar Harbor Congregational Church

1-2 – Getting Goofy – The Place Where Stories Are Born – Jesup Library

 

Ammi-Joan Paquette

10 – 10:45 – Creating Memorable Characters – YWCA

11 – 11:45 – Books Matter Here is Why – Jesup Memorial Library

12:30 – 1 Signing

1 – 2 The Business of Writing - YWCA

 

S.A. Larsen


10-10:45 – Scary, Creepy and Weird – Bar Harbor Congregational Church Classroom

11 – 11:45 – Making People Want to Read You – YWCA


12:30 – 1 Signing  - Bar Harbor Congregational Church

1 – 2 – What’s it Like to Be a Writer  - Bar Harbor Congregational Church


Trisha Leaver 

10 – 10:45 – Creating Memorable Characters – YWCA

11 – 11:45 – Making People Want to Read You – YWCA

12:30 – 1 Signing

1 – 2 – What’s it Like to Be a Writer  - Bar Harbor Congregational Church

 

Ellen Booraem

10 – 10:45 – Creating Memorable Characters – YWCA

11 – 11:45 – Making People Want to Read You – YWCA

 

Cerredwyn Horrigan -

10 – 10:45 – Creating Memorable Characters – YWCA

11 – 11:45 – Books Matter Here is Why – Jesup Memorial Library

12:30 – 1 Signing

1 – 2 – What’s it Like to Be a Writer  - Bar Harbor Congregational Church

 

Carrie Jones

10-10:45 – Scary, Creepy and Weird – Bar Harbor Congregational Church Classroom

11 – 11:45 – How to Deal With Bullies – Why Stories Make Us Strong – Bar Harbor Congregational Church

12 – 12:30 – Signing

1-2 – Getting Goofy – The Place Where Stories Are Born – Jesup Library

 

 

Maria Padian

10 – 10:45 Maine is Awesome – Jesup Library

11 – 11:45 – Books Matter Here is Why – Jesup Memorial Library

12:30 – 1 Signing

1-2 – Getting Goofy – The Place Where Stories Are Born – Jesup Library

 

Shelly Brown

10-10:45 – Scary, Creepy and Weird – Bar Harbor Congregational Church Classroom

11 – 11:45 – Books Matter Here is Why – Jesup Memorial Library

12:30 – 1 Signing

1-2 – Getting Goofy – The Place Where Stories Are Born – Jesup Library

 

Ronni Arno

10 – 10:45 Maine is Awesome – Jesup Library

11 – 11:45 – Books Matter Here is Why – Jesup Memorial Library

12:30 – 1 Signing

1 – 2 – What’s it Like to Be a Writer  - Bar Harbor Congregational Church

 

Maryanne Cocca-Leffler

10 – 10:45 – Creating Memorable Characters – YWCA

11 – 11:45 – How to Deal With Bullies – Why Stories Make Us Strong – Bar Harbor Congregational Church

12:30 – 1 Signing


G.A. Morgan

10 – 10:45 Maine is Awesome – Jesup Library

11 – 11:45 – How to Deal With Bullies – Why Stories Make Us Strong – Bar Harbor Congregational Church

12 – 12:30 – Signing

1 – 2 – What’s it Like to Be a Writer  - Bar Harbor Congregational Church
 

Dana Langer

10 – 10:45 Maine is Awesome – Jesup Library

11 – 11:45 – How to Deal With Bullies – Why Stories Make Us Strong – Bar Harbor Congregational Church

12 – 12:30 – Signing

1 – 2 The Business of Writing - YWCA

Chad Morris

10-10:45 – Scary, Creepy and Weird – Bar Harbor Congregational Church Classroom

11 – 11:45 – How to Deal With Bullies – Why Stories Make Us Strong – Bar Harbor Congregational Church

12 – 12:30 – Signing

1-2 – Getting Goofy – The Place Where Stories Are Born – Jesup Library

Monica Swanson Tesler 

10-10:45 – Scary, Creepy and Weird – Bar Harbor Congregational Church Classroom

11 – 11:45 – Making People Want to Read You – YWCA

12 – 12:30 – Signing

1 – 2 The Business of Writing - YWCA

 

Laura Freudig

10 – 10:45 Maine is Awesome – Jesup Library

11 – 11:45 – Books Matter Here is Why – Jesup Memorial Library

12 – 12:30 – Signing

1-2 – Getting Goofy – The Place Where Stories Are Born – Jesup Library

 

Annabelle Fisher -

10 – 10:45 – Creating Memorable Characters – YWCA

11 – 11:45 – Making People Want to Read You – YWCA

12 – 12:30 – Signing

1 – 2 The Business of Writing - YWCA

 

Nan Lincoln 

10 – 10:45 Maine is Awesome – Jesup Library

11 – 11:45 – How to Deal With Bullies – Why Stories Make Us Strong – Bar Harbor Congregational Church

12 – 12:30 – Signing

11 – 11:45 – Books Matter Here is Why – Jesup Memorial Library

 

 


 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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