BAR HARBOR — Poet Gary Lawless will read from his work at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at McCormick Lecture Hall, 105 Eden St., as part of College of the Atlantic’s Human Ecology Forum. firstname.lastname@example.org or 288-5015. Free.
CALAIS — Calais Bookshop’s 64th book group discussion will focus on “Sarah’s Key” by Tatiana de Rosnay at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at the bookshop, 405 Main St. New participants welcome. For information, call 454-1110.
CAMDEN — Writer Jane Conway of London, England, to speak about her book “Mary Borden: A Woman of Two Wars” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, at Camden Public Library. Borden was an heiress, suffragette, missionary, writer, World War I and World War II hero, hospital pioneer and the first American woman to be awarded the French Croix de Guerre. Her family has Camden connections, including a home on Fox Hill. Her granddaughter Mary Bok still lives in the town.
DAMARISCOTTA — Poetry writing workshop for beginners and late bloomers “The Seasons of Our Lives: Adventures in Writing Poetry” at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. Advance registration required. Call 563-1363 by May 25. Participation fee $5.
FORT KENT — Cathie Pelletier, the University of Maine at Fort Kent’s first Waneta Blake Visiting Professor of Writing, will teach two three-credit courses during UMFK’s 2011 summer sessions: Writing Workshop II May 16-June 24; Stories in the Community July 5-Aug. 12. Call 834-7558 for information on possible scholarships. For further information on registering for Pelletier’s classes, call UMFK registrar’s office at 834-7520, or register online at:http://www.umfk.maine.edu/registrar/registration/
YARMOUTH — William D. Andrews will celebrate the release of “Breaking Ground” with a talk and book signing at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Bethel Historical Society, 10-14 Broad St., Bethel. The event will be held at the Mason House exhibit hall on Bethel Common. Contact the Bethel Historical Society at 824-2908.