Union Church to Host 21st Annual Summer Speaker Series

Union Church will be presenting its 21st Annual Summer Speaker Series at Union Church, 3 Stonecliff Road, Biddeford Pool (Covid protocols permitting), as well as virtually via Zoom. The four-event series includes special guests from The Telling Room (July 14), Kerri Arsenault (July 28), Susan Conley (August 11) and Meg Weston (August 25).

“Union Church is thrilled to continue its two-decade tradition of presenting compelling speakers, this year featuring authors and artists whose stunning work explores creative expression in its many forms, including storytelling, memoir, fiction, poetry and photography,” said series spokesperson Anita Coupé.

The Telling Room is a nationally recognized nonprofit literary organization that empowers young people through writing and shares their voices with the world. Kerri Arsenault is the award-winning author of the bestselling book Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains, which received the Maine Literary Book Award for Nonfiction and the Rachel Carson Environment Book Award. Susan Conley is the author of five critically acclaimed books, including the best-selling “Elsey Come Home” and her new novel “Landslide” (New York Times Editor’s Choice). She is also co-founder of The Telling Room. Meg Weston is a poet, writer and photographer, with a respect for the earth and an obsession for volcanoes. She is co-founder of The Poets Corner, retired president of Maine Media Workshops + College, and past president of the Portland Press Herald and the Maine Sunday Telegram.

The series is open to the public and tickets are on sale now online, $60 for the series and $20 per individual event, all of which take place Thursdays starting at 7 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit unionchurchme.com/news-events.

As always, all proceeds from the series benefit Union Church’s mission projects, this year’s goals including Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center, Biddeford Food Pantry, Saco Meal Program, Ever After Mustang Rescue, Apex Youth Connection, and Saco School of Ecology, as well as helping local individuals and families in need.

For more information, contact Anita Coupe, 207-590-8339.

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