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Chats with Champions       Chat Schedule

This popular free program brings outstanding members of the literary world, arts and sciences to Skidompha to present programs that are free and open to the public. While the series’ emphasis is on top-notch authors, programs often appeal to those interested in the liberal arts in general.  Traditionally, Chats are held monthly at 10:00 am, on the first Thursday, but days, times, and even venue, may vary according to the availability of "champions.” Additionally, bonus Chats are frequently scheduled when the opportunity to engage additional notables arises. 

Chats with Champions regularly partners with the Maine Coast Book Shop to host authors, and with Lincoln Theater when an audience may exceed Skidompha's Porter Meeting Hall capacity.  Audiences continue to grow and fans often travel amazing distances to attend. The widely diverse roster of exceptional programs has included best selling, prize winning authors, chefs, mystery writers, scientists, wildlife experts, artists, historians, criminologists, musicians and many more!

Unless otherwise noted, programs begin at 10 AM in the Porter Meeting Hall. Be sure to arrive early, as finding a parking space can be challenging, especially in warmer weather.

Watch this space and our home page for updates as we receive final confirmations from our presenters. If weather/driving conditions are in question, please call 563.5513 for further information.

 


Chats with Champions is sponsored by
Sherman's Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe



 


Chats with Champions Schedule 

Upcoming Skidompha Chats with Champions guest presenters include:
  
Time Day Date
Guest
 
10
AM
Thurs. January 19 Louis Sell Retired Foreign Service Officer: From Washington to Moscow
See video here
1:30 PM Fri. February 10  Wreaths Across America (see special time)
See video here
10
AM
Thurs. February 16 Jerome Weiner: STRIVE Program in Maine 
POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 28
10
AM
Thurs. March 16 Ned Steinberger, Creator of Innovative Musical Instruments
10
AM
Thurs. March 23 Tom Atwell, Maine Sunday Telegram
10
AM
Tues. March 28
NEW DATE
Jerome Weiner: STRIVE Program in Maine
 
10
AM
Tues. April 11 Autism Panel
10
AM
Tues. April 18 John Reny: Retailer Extraordinaire
10
AM
Thurs. May 4 Earl Shettleworth, Maine Historian
10
AM
Tues. May 16 John Whalley, Artist
10
AM
Thurs. May 25 Jacques Vesery, Collaboration Artist
10
AM
Tues. May 30 Hank Lunn - From Foe to Friend: German Prisoners of War in Maine
10
AM
Tues. June 13 Jack Boak: History of Ocean Garbage Dumping Practices and Relevant Regulations
10
AM
Thurs. July 13 Senator George Mitchell
NOON Thurs. July 20 Christina Baker Kline - Author of Orphan Train, on her newest book, A Piece of the World
10
AM
Tues. July 25 Heather Leslie: Darling Center
10
AM
Thurs. August 3 Russ Lane
10
AM
Tues. August 8 Norine Dworkin-McDaniel - The Science of Parenthood: Thoroughly Unscientific Explanations for Utterly Baffling Parenting Situations
10
AM
Tues. August 22 Rem Briggs - Appalachian Adventure
10
AM
Tues. August 29 Lynn Olson, author of Last Hope Island
10
AM
Tues. September 5 Doug Preston - The Lost City of the Monkey God: a True Story
10
AM
Tues. September
26 

NEW DATE
A Place at the Table: Film and Panel Discussion
10
AM
Tues. October 17 Winslow Myers, Artist and Author
      Stay Tuned!
 
      Previous Chats with Champions on Video
Watch Chats you missed (or want to see again!) on our exclusive YouTube channel.