Welcome to our Fall Speaker Series in partnership with OceanView at Falmouth! The Fall 2022 Speaker Series features Maine writers.
All lectures will be at 5:30pm and will be followed by a Q/A, meet and greet, and light refreshments.
September and November will be held in the Lunt Auditorium at Oceanview. October will be held in the Russell Room at the Falmouth Memorial Library.
September: Jake Morrel
Jake Morrel was a high school teacher in 1971 when he first rode in a small airplane. That flight ignited his passion for flying. After hundreds of hours of practice, he was hired by Folsom’s Air Service as a bush pilot. Jake and his wife, Beth, eventually reconstructed an old set of logging camps and founded Hardscrabble Lodge, a fly-in sporting camp. Jake’s first book, Hardscrabble Lodge: True Maine Bush Flying Stories describes that adventure.
October: Bethany Lynne Davis
Bethany Lynne Davis is a wife, mother, retired teacher, and writer who grew up in Missoula, Montana and Fairbanks, Alaska. She now lives in Topsham, Maine with her husband, Joel.
Beth is a summa cum laude graduate who earned a B.S. in Elementary Education at the University of Southern Maine in 1984, and a M.S. Ed in Exceptionality in 1990. She taught grades four through eight during twenty-seven years as a public school teacher.
She has presented in New England for Boston University’s Microcosmos project, the G.L.O.B.E. international environmental program, and for Lawrence Hall of Science. She will speak about her book In Deeper, the compelling story of her journey through mental illness.
November: Jeffrey Ryan
Maine based author, historian and speaker Jeffrey Ryan has a passion for exploring the outdoors on foot and along the dusty paths of history. His travels on thousands of miles on both America’s most famous and lesser-known trails and interest in the history of America’s conservation movement have inspired more than half a dozen books and speaking engagements in thirty-eight states (and counting).
When he is not researching and writing, Ryan can be found exploring the backroads of the USA and Canada in his vintage 1985 VW camper.