Connecting Maine communities with

extraordinary speakers

Our dream is that everyone in Maine feels able to share with others those things that are most meaningful to them, and that everyone in Maine might have the chance to listen to and learn from those people who are ready to share their gifts.

Maine Speaks supports individuals and organizations all over Maine who want to bring people in their community together to learn from and talk with a speaker who will share their expertise and lived experience in engaging ways.

The audience hung on every word. They stayed after the program to ask many questions.”

—Site Coordinator


Our roster of over 40 speakers help the people of Maine explore complex topics and broaden perspectives.

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Assistant Professor of Arts and Sciences, Maine Maritime Academy

Independent Historian

Assistant Professor of History, University of Southern Maine

Journalist, Historian

Cultural Historian, Penobscot Nation

Occupational Therapist, Writer, Teacher

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Education, Bowdoin College

Writer, Veteran

Professor of Anthropology and Climate Studies

Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Maine College of Art

Chair, Native American Programs and Director of Native American Research, University of Maine

Poet, Writer, Organizer

Professor of History, University of New England

ETEP Coordinator, University of Southern Maine

Professor in Philosophy, Social Theory, and Peace Studies, College of the Atlantic

Associate Professor of East Asian Studies, Colby College

Associate Professor, Professional Communication and Journalism

Community Support Coordinator, Lewiston Public Schools

Poet, Writer, Archivist

Professor of Political Science, University of Maine at Farmington

Storyteller and oral historian

Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Bates College

Associate Professor of Africana Studies

Assistant Professor of Media Studies, University of Maine

Maine State Poet Laureate

Historian, scholar, independent museum professional

Scholar of Cultural Narratives

Professor of History, University of Maine

Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, University of Southern Maine

Staff Writer, Sun Journal

President, Khmer Maine

Portland, Maine Poet Laureate

Founder and Executive Director, Atlantic Black Box

Professor of Literature, University of Maine-Farmington

Assistant Professor, School of Legal Studies, Husson University

Master Drummer

President, Board of Directors Abyssinian Meeting House

Historian, Educator

Founder and Director, Franco-American Women’s Institute

George Lincoln Skolfield, Jr. Professor of Religion, Bowdoin College

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Maine

Coordinator, Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition

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