Amanda Beal | Maine Farmland Trust

Amanda Beal of Maine Farmland Trust discusses the importance of food policy and begs the question “is there really a food movement underway?”

Abigail Carroll | Nonesuch Oysters

Through fun facts and anecdotes, Abigail Carroll, founding farmer at Nonesuch Oysters, reveals the surprising connections between humans and oysters: reinvention, community, and competition.

Ekhlas Ahmed | Refugee and activist

Ekhlas Ahmed is a refugee and activist from Sudan, a teacher at Westbrook Middle School and the vice president and co-founder of Darfur Youth of Tomorrow. At Maine Live, Ekhlas told the story of her journey to Maine and asks … Continue reading

Kifah Abdulla | Artist and writer

Artist and writer Kifah Abdulla moved the crowd to its feet during his September Maine Live talk. Abdulla recounts the story of his more than eight years as a prisoner of war in Iran. He describes the heat, the hunger, the torture, … Continue reading

Trent Bell | Photographer

In his Maine Live talk, photographer Trent Bell discusses his childhood in a conservative, religious, cultural bubble, his eventual loss of faith due to overwhelming cognitive dissonance and his journey across the country to search and discern openly and honestly … Continue reading

Kate Shaffer | Black Dinah Chocolatiers

Kate Shaffer is the founder of Black Dinah Chocolatiers, an award-winning artisanal chocolate-making company founded on Isle au Haut. In her Maine Live talk, she tells the enchanting story of how a raffle ticket and an imaginary box of chocolate … Continue reading