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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.
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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.
Browse speakers by topic to find the right talk for your community.
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?
Samara Cole Doyon
Rhea Côté Robbins
Founder and Director, Franco-American Women’s Institute
René Goddess Johnson
What if we could all really see who we are?
Dr. Regina Hamilton
20th and 21st century African American Literature
President, Board of Directors Abyssinian Meeting House
Founder and Director, Atlantic Black Box
Assistant Professor, School of Legal Studies, Husson University
Maine Developmental Disabilities Council
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
Assistant Professor, Teacher Education University of Southern Maine
Poet, Writer, Organizer
Scholar of Cultural Narratives
Historian, scholar, independent museum professional
Judith E. Rosenbaum
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
What if there were no gender?
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
Executive Director, Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Education, Bowdoin College
Occupational Therapist, Writer, Teacher
Cultural Historian, Penobscot Nation
Ayana Jamieson, PhD
Octavia E. Butler’s life and work
Speculative fiction and multimedia installation art
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Colby College
Assistant Professor of Arts and Sciences, Maine Maritime Academy
Robert W. Glover
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Maine
Educator, Community Interpreter
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Robert Morrison | Religion and Nature in Parable of the Sower
Wed, Mar 29, 2023 6:00 PM
Curtis Memorial Library
In Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower, natured is…
Pam Cummings | The Underground Railroad: Retracing the Tracks
Sun, Apr 16, 2023 11:15 AM
First Parish Church of Brunswick
An illustrious walk back in time to discuss the history…
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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.
Become a Speaker
Help the incredible people of Maine explore complex topics, gain insight, and broaden perspectives.
If you have an idea, topic, or experience to share with audiences across Maine, we want to hear from you!
Toolkit for Maine Speaks
Everything you need to help you convene your community for Maine Speaks.
Maine Speaks fall cohort
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