The Auburn Library will host a conference with two Maine authors on August 23


Local authors Andrea Lani, left, and Jennifer Dupree are scheduled to speak Aug. 23 at the Auburn Public Library.

The Auburn Public Library plans to host two local authors, Andrea Lani and Jennifer Dupree, for a conversation at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23 at the library at 49 Spring St.

They will read excerpts from their work, share their experiences navigating the world of writing as authors and editors, and discuss the life of writing in general. Both Lani and Dupree are graduates of USM’s Stonecoast MFA program and both are editors of literary magazines, according to a press release from the library.

Andrea Lani Photo submitted

Lani is the author of “Uphill Both Ways: Hiking Toward Happiness on the Colorado Trail” (Bison Books, 2022), a book about hiking the Colorado Trail with her three children and examining Westward’s environmental legacy Expansion. In the book and in her essays and short films, she revels in the wonders of nature and probes the emotional effects of environmental damage and contamination. His writing has appeared in Orion, Brain, Child Magazine, Spire, Willows Wept Review, Saltfront, Snowy Egret, The Maine Review, Zoomorphic, and About Place Journal, among others. Lani is a graduate of the College of the Atlantic and the University of Maine Stonecoast MFA program, editor of Literary Mama, and Maine Master Naturalist. She lives in Maine with her family.

Jennifer Dupree Photo submitted

Dupree is a librarian, associate editor of The Masters Review and former independent bookseller. She holds an MFA from the Stonecoast Program at the University of Southern Maine. Her novel, “The Miraculous Flight of Owen Leach” debuted in April. His stories and essays have been published or are forthcoming in Be Wilder: A Word Portland Anthology, Solstice, December, The Masters Review, The Lascaux Review and other places. She won a Maine Literary Award for Short Non-Fiction and Short Fiction (2022, 2006) as well as the Writer’s Digest Fiction Contest (2016). Dupree also lives in Maine.

For more information or to register for this event, visit or call the referral desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4.

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