Our Series exists because of fundraising and the generosity of donors. You can make a donation specifically to support the Series via check or with a credit card through our secure Paypal button (on the right of this page). Please put “Distinguished Writers Series” in the memo line/ comments section. All donations are tax deductible.
Mail to: Monhegan Memorial Library, 1 Library Lane, Monhegan ME 04852.
Expenses we fundraise for are:
-on-island lodging for the author
-ferry tickets to Monhegan
-poster design and printing
-refreshments for events
-books for the book signing
-rental fees associated with hosting events
We are currently selling T-shirts by artist Dylan Metrano exclusively to support the Series! These shirts depict his fabulous poster designed for our 2018 Distinguished Writer Christina Baker Kline, whose novel “A Piece of the World” is a fictional retelling of the Wyeth painting “Christina’s World.” $35, multiple sizes and colors. Can be shipped or pick up on island.
Are you a grantwriter? Our first speaker was underwritten by the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation. We welcome your grant suggestions and/or expertise!
If you’re on island during our 2020 Series (dates TBA) and are interested in helping behind the scenes, just come by the Library! There are plenty of tasks to be done, from setting up chairs to preparing food to technical expertise.
If you know of a prominent writer whom you think we should invite, please drop us a line! Right now we are concentrating on writers with some connection to Maine, whether or not they currently reside there.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!