Schedule Announced for OutSpoken, Maine’s First-Ever LGBTQ Author Festival, in Portland September 22nd
PORTLAND – Five authors will explore the personal and collective lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) people at OutSpoken: An LGBTQ Author Festival. Sponsored by AARP Maine and hosted by the Portland Press Herald, this free, daylong event will be held at Hannaford Hall at the University of Southern Maine on Saturday, Sept 22. The festival authors will read from and discuss the inspiration behind their recent books.
PORTLAND: Fascinating experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) people will be explored by writers of memoirs and social history at OutSpoken: An LGBTQ Author Festival. Sponsored by AARP Maine and hosted by the Portland Press Herald, this daylong event will be held at Hannaford Hall at the University of Southern Maine on Saturday, Sept 22. The festival authors will read from and discuss the inspiration behind their recent books. Two of the authors will share their first-hand experiences as caregivers for their parents, an area of particular focus for AARP.
‘Engaging and Thoughtful’ Film ‘Big Sonia’ Sponsored by AARP Maine, Presented by Maine Jewish Film Festival in Portland March 11
AARP Maine is proud to sponsor the Maine Jewish Film Festival’s presentation of the documentary Big Sonia on Sunday, March 11 at the Nickelodeon Cinemas in downtown Portland. The 93-minute film will be introduced by AARP Maine and will be followed by a discussion with Leah Warshawski, who co-directed the film with Todd Soliday. Ms. Warshawski is also the granddaughter of the film’s subject.
In January of each year, over 200 dedicated AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers in Maine train and pass tests to become IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers. Then, from February 1 through April 15, these same volunteers staff over 70 Maine locations where they prepare and electronically file both federal and state income tax returns. This free, no-strings-attached service is available to all low- to moderate-income taxpayers, with special attention to those 50 and over. Find a site nearest you by entering your zip code at the Tax-Aide Site Locator
For the third consecutive year, AARP Maine will attend the annual Maine Human Resources Convention to support the recruitment and retention of 50+ workers, and to advocate for policies that enable those workers to reach their greatest potential. Why is AARP going to an HR convention? One-third of our members are still working. Some are looking to return to work.
Founded in New York City in 1978, SAGE, which stands for Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders, is the nation’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults. While the organization is still based in New York, it now has local and statewide affiliates throughout the country, including Maine.
Dr. Bill Thomas’s 30-city Age of Disruption 2016 Tour will stop in Portland, Maine on Friday, May 20 with an afternoon workshop and an evening theatrical performance. Wondering what it’s all about?
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