Bangor Archives and Retreat

There's been a lot of recent press — and some misinformation — about what's going on with the house at 47 West Broadway in Bangor.


We are in the very beginning of planning the writers' retreat at the house next door, providing housing for up to five writers in residence at a time. The zoning change getting press coverage was the first step. We are 1 to 2 years away from an operating retreat.


The archives formerly held at the University of Maine will be accessible for restricted visits by appointment only. There will not be a museum and nothing will be open to the public, but the archives will be available to researchers and scholars.
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Published on October 18, 2019 13:46
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message 1: by K.A. (new)

K.A. As a Maine author, I was wondering about this. Thank you for all you do for Maine and authors, and good luck with this amazing project!


message 2: by Diana (new)

Diana That is awesome! I would have really loved to visit but it’s very nice of you to do this!


message 3: by Zainab (new)

Zainab Abdul Aziz This would be grand!


message 4: by Jack (new)

Jack D Smart move to not allow entry without appointment. It's sad to say but I had the thought that if it were open to the General Public things would start going missing only to mysteriously re-appear on eBay and similar market places.


message 5: by Walter (new)

Walter Thanks for giving back to the profession.
Best Wishes


message 6: by Wanda (new)

Wanda Maynard So wonderful!


message 7: by Roxann (new)

Roxann Howard This reminds me of a funny story when my sister and I were in Maine we stopped by Mr. King's house and took some photos. I felt really weird like some kind of stalker. And my sister said, "if he didn't want people to know where he lived he wouldn't have bats on his gates."


message 8: by David Butler (new)

David Butler Name another bestselling author who has done this. ...Right, neither can I. God bless Stephen King for remembering others


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