The 15th One Book One Valley Community Reading Program will be holding its big event, an evening with featured author Paul Doiron, on Thursday, October 28 at 7 p.m. at the newly renovated Majestic Theater in Conway Village. This event will also be broadcast live.
Doiron is the former editor of Down East magazine and a registered guide to Maine. He now writes full time and recently published “Dead By Dawn,” the twelfth book in his mystery novel series starring the character of Mike Bowditch, a game ranger from Maine.
Sixteen local public libraries and White Birch Books have collaborated to organize this community reading program. Throughout September and October, local readers from Jackson to Meredith, Sandwich to Bridgton, Maine read Doiron’s books and attended live and virtual book discussions.
All are invited to meet for an evening with Paul Doiron, where he will talk about his books and his writings, and answer questions from the public live and online. The author will offer a book signing following his speech, and White Birch Books will have copies of Doiron’s books for sale.
For those planning to attend in person, the Majestic Theater is part of the Mountain Top Music Center campus located at 34 Main Street in Conway. There is parking behind the building, with additional parking behind the City of Conway offices across the street. Those who require disabled parking should park behind the Music Center building and use the rear entrance ramp.
As an incentive to arrive early to allow time for COVID-19 check-in at the entrance, volunteers at the Majestic Theater will provide a cash bar with beer, wine, soft drinks and water in the lobby. theater café prior to the start of the program, with proceeds used to fund renovations to the Theater.
Anyone planning to attend the event in person will need to follow the Majestic Theater vaccination policy and provide photo ID and proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours following the event. Wearing a mask will be compulsory in the entrance to the theater, the corridors and other circulation spaces, as well as at the signing of the book.
If you would like to attend online via the livestream, register in advance for the link at rentals.anywhereseat.com. To obtain a virtual ticket code that links to the online event, choose “access” then “get a ticket”. Enter name, email, address, any contribution you want to make to next year’s program (payment is not required).
After confirmation, a ticket code will be emailed to you. Shortly before the event time, use the link in your confirmation email to access the livestream.
For more information on One Book One Valley, including a link to a reader survey of Jackson Public Library’s Favorite Book Series and One Book One Valley Contest, visit onebookonevalley.org.