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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.
Our roster of over 40 speakers help the people of Maine explore complex topics and broaden perspectives.
Browse speakers by topic to find the right talk for your community.
Portland, Maine Poet Laureate
Assistant Professor of History, University of Southern Maine
Author, An Unkindness of Ghosts
Maine State Poet Laureate
Raise-OP Housing Cooperative
Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition
Lewiston Public Schools
Executive Director, H.O.M.E, Inc.
George Lincoln Skolfield, Jr. Professor of Religion, Bowdoin College
Professor of History, University of New England
Professor of Literature, University of Maine-Farmington
Coordinator, Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition
What if we knew and shared more about shellfish reproduction, with less concern for money?
Founder and Director, Franco-American Women’s Institute
What if we could all really see who we are?
Assistant Professor of English, University of Kentucky
President, Board of Directors Abyssinian Meeting House
Founder and Director, Atlantic Black Box
Assistant Professor, School of Legal Studies, Husson University
What if we were all valued?
Staff Writer, Sun Journal
Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, University of Southern Maine
Professor of History, University of Maine
Poet, Writer, Organizer
Scholar of Cultural Narratives
Historian, scholar, independent museum professional
Assistant Professor of Media Studies, University of Maine
Associate Professor of Africana Studies
Storyteller and oral historian
Professor of Political Science, University of Maine at Farmington
Poet, Writer, Archivist
Community Support Coordinator, Lewiston Public Schools
Associate Professor, Professional Communication and Journalism
Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies, Bates College
Associate Professor of East Asian Studies, Colby College
Professor in Philosophy, Social Theory, and Peace Studies, College of the Atlantic
ETEP Coordinator, University of Southern Maine
Chair, Native American Programs and Director of Native American Research, University of Maine
Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Maine College of Art
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Education, Bowdoin College
Occupational Therapist, Writer, Teacher
Cultural Historian, Penobscot Nation
Associate Professor of Creative Writing, Colby College
Assistant Professor of Arts and Sciences, Maine Maritime Academy
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Maine
Educator, Community Interpreter
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Our roster of over 40 speakers draw on expertise and experience gathered through their work and lives to bring an idea or topic to life for the audience.
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