Tuesday, March 01, 2011

March Gulf of Maine Book Events

Here is our book event schedule for March:

Friday evening, March 18, 7 PM at Frontier Cafe - a book table to accompany the showing of the film JFK & The Unspeakable - Why He Died and Why It Matters by James Douglass - sponsored by PeaceWorks - $5 admission

Saturday, March 19, 3 PM at Gulf of Maine - a talk by Tricia Shapiro, author of Mountain Justice - Homegrown Resistance to Mountaintop Removal,For the Future of Us All. Tricia Shapiro has been closely following and writing about efforts to end large-scale strip mining for coal in Appalachia since 2004.Her book tells a number of first hand stories about living with mountaintop removal and offers on-the-scene and behind-the-scene reporting of what people are trying to do to stop it. She lets the victims of mountaintop removal and their allies tell their own stories, allowing moments of quiet dignity and righteous indignation to share the stage.
Mike Roselle, one of the founders of the Earth First! movement, and author of Treespiker, has said "Shapiro is one of the few writers on this subject who actually understands the strategy, the tactics, and the internal politics of a dynamic and growing movement. This is environmental journalism at its best." To see a short video on a recent anti-mining violations protest click here

Also Saturday,March 19, 7-9 PM at Curtis Library, Brunswick, a publishing party for Maria Padian and her new young adult novel Jersey Tomatoes Are the Best. Check out Maria's website here

Saturday, March 26, 4 PM -at Gulf of Maine Books - a dramatic reading from the novel Ancient Rage, with author Rev. Mary Lee Wile and guest readers Emily Vail and Diana Krauss.
In the novel the author looks at Mary, mother of Jesus, and her cousin Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist, as they deal with grief, suffering, and the silence of God. This brief dramatic presentation will focus on the heated argument between the two widows, now childless, who struggle to come to terms with their deeply human grief.

Friday evening, April 1, Curtis Memorial Library, a book table for a talk by author Izzeldin Abuelaish, and his book I Shall Not Hate - A Gaza Doctor's Journey On the Road to Peace and Human Dignity