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The Bangor Daily News’ Dirigo Speaks series presents thoughtful conversations throughout the year with civic leaders, change makers, artists and business leaders shaping Maine’s future. 

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2019-2020 Season

More speakers will be added as they are scheduled. 

Past Speakers




  • Stan Makara, Cheryl Michaud, Patti Rapaport — The Next Act: Starting a business after 50
  • Travis Baker et al, a reading of ‘The Dogs Pond’
  • Christina Baker Kline
  • Lucas St. Clair
  • Kristin Miale
  • Michael Finkel


  • Emily Kimball, the ‘Aging Adventurer’
  • George Mitchell
  • Susan Collins