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May 15, 2023

Over $15,000 supporting 10 projects across MainePortland Parks ConservancyUnderstanding the Complex History of Portland’s Riverton Trolley ParkPortland $2,000Pejepscot History Center40th Anniversary of the Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum: Theatrical Performance and LectureBrunswick$1,441Messalonskee Middle SchoolAward Winning ReadersOakland$1,500Paris Public Library AssociationPassport to the World Summer Reading ProgramSouth Paris$2,000Liberty Library‘Northeaster’ Presentation and Discussion by Cathie PelletierLiberty$350Maine Coalition to End […]

April 10, 2023

Over $96,000 supporting 14 projects across MaineMaine State LibraryJason Reynolds at Reading Round Up 2023Augusta$5,000Italian Studies Program, Colby CollegeItalian Trans Geographies: A Film SeriesWaterville$5,500Maine Adult Education Association Nourishing Educators 2023Dover-Foxcroft$6,850Island Readers & Writers‘Dear Teacher….’ A Celebration of Literacy and Rural EducationMount Desert $7,412The Kneeling Art Photography Project Taking a Knee for Change WorkshopsPortland$7,500Penobscot Theatre CompanyTransformer TalesBangor$7,500Wild […]

March 13, 2023

Announcing the Featured Books for Summer 2023!Recommending Author Colin Woodard has made his selections for the MHC’s statewide community read—Morgan Talty’s debut shorty story collection Night of the Living Rez and Meghan Gilliss’s debut novel Lungfish.“Raw, powerful, loving, this is a book that many Mainers will feel especially close to.”…there’s the beauty of place and nature […]

November 22, 2022

Over $4,000 supporting five projects across maineMechanics’ HallParticipatory Arts at Mechanics’ HallPortland$1,000Museum L-AThe Mainer Project: A Community ConversationLewiston$2,000Penobscot Marine Museum From Maine to Around the WorldSearsport$975Halcyon MusicAfter All: A Musical Reflection on the Trajectories of Our NationRockland$1,000University of Southern Maine Art GalleriesBraiding CirclesGorham$1,000

September 14, 2022

Over $14,000 supporting eight projects across maineMaine Multicultural CenterBangor$1,000Saco School DistrictSaco$2,000Frenchman Bay LibrarySullivan$2,000Literacy Volunteers of KennebecAugusta$2,000ArtsFarmingtonFarmington$1,791Holycon MusicRockland$2,000Portland Public LibraryPortland$2,000Portland OvationsPortland$2,000

September 12, 2022

MWPA is partnering on MHC’s statewide community readStarting this year, the MHC and Maine State Library are joining up Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance to make Read ME even better. The Read ME summer reading program has always aimed to elevate the work of up-and-coming Maine authors–in part by enriching the ways we bring together […]

September 12, 2022

Colin Woodard chosen as recommending author for Read ME 2023Colin Woodard is the author of six books including American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America; Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood; and The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier. […]

April 6, 2020

Cedric Gael Bryant presents his talk Definitions, Definers, and the Defined: Literacy and Orality in Toni Morrison’s Beloved  at Winter Weekend 2020. Bryant is the Lee Family Professor of English at Colby College. His talk was accompanied by dance and movement vignettes by René Goddess Johnson.

March 18, 2020

Dr. Carolyn Denard presents her talk “Why Read Beloved in 2020?” at Winter Weekend 2020. Denard is the Chief Diversity Officer at Georgia College and Founder and Board Chair of the Toni Morrison Society.