I am pleased to report that Sir Bentley’s Mauraders won the day. They will get a copy of Dead by Dawn to keep as well as a book plate in a gifted copy of the new Mike Bowditch novel, Hatchet Island, released in June.
There was one question no one got! What “scent” animal may soon join Maine wardens’ missing persons search and rescue efforts? It’s horses!
Thank you to everyone who played and everyone who participated this year. Don’t miss the recording of Paul Doiron’s presentation – it’s terrific.
Writer Paul Doiron gave a great talk on October 28, 2021 with a wonderful surprise for readers who love his Mike Bowditch mystery series.
Thanks to all who came in-person and online. All together, about 160 people attended the event.
If you attended either in-person or online, please fill out our survey to help us plan for next year.
If you missed this special evening, good news: there’s a recording!
Ordinarily, our 16 participating libraries and bookstores plan lectures and events around our annual book selection. This year live events have gotten tricky so, instead, we thought we could create activities you could do at home. Lichen Rancourt, with the Jackson Public Library, has offered several rounds of online trivia to our communities over the last 18 months and she agreed to produce a themed round to help celebrate One Book One Valley 2021. She says, “I changed up the format this time so that it’s self-paced. Do all the questions at once or work on them over a few days. Please, no researching or Googling for the answers and leave your team name and contact information to be eligible for a prize.”
To play Bowditch’s Maine themed trivia – all questions relate to Maine, the Warden service, Paul Doiron’s Mike Bowditch books, or some other book series – simply choose your team and play online, anytime, anywhere. The top scoring team will be announced at the author event which takes place at the Majestic Theater on October 28th at 7pm. Be warned, it is tricky and almost impossible if you haven’t read the series so ask around and find some teammates who have been into reading the Mike Bowditch series from the start.
The 15th One Book One Valley community read program will hold its Big Event, an evening with featured author Paul Doiron, on Thursday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m. at the newly renovated Majestic Theatre in Conway Village. This event will also be live-streamed.
For those who plan to attend in person, the Majestic Theatre is part of the Mountain Top Music Center campus located at 34 Main Street in Conway, NH. There is a parking lot behind the building, with additional parking behind the Conway Town Offices across the street. Those who need handicap parking should park behind the Music Center building and use the rear entrance ramp. As an incentive for arriving early to allow time for COVID-19 check-in at entry, Majestic Theatre volunteers will offer a cash bar with beer, wine, soft drinks and water in the theatre cafe before the program begins with proceeds going to support renovations at the theatre.
All who plan to attend the event in person will need to follow the Majestic Theatre’s vaccination policy and provide photo identification and proof of COVID-19 vaccination or of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event. Masks will be required to be worn in the theatre’s entryway, corridors and other moving-about spaces, and at the book signing.
If you would like to attend online via the livestream, register ahead of time for the link at https://rentals.anywhereseat.com/. To get a virtual ticket code which links to the online event, choose “access” then “get ticket.” Enter name, email, address, any contribution you care to make toward next year’s program (not required). After confirming, a ticket code will be emailed to you. Shortly before the time of the event, use the link in your confirmation email to access the livestream.