Chats with Champions

This popular program brings outstanding members of the literary world, arts, and sciences to Skidompha to present programs that are free and open to the public. While the series’ emphasis is on top-notch authors, programs often appeal to a much wider audience.  

The widely diverse roster of exceptional programs has included bestselling, prize-winning authors, chefs, mystery writers, scientists, wildlife experts, artists, historians, criminologists, musicians and much more!

Missed a Chat? Many of our Chats have been recorded and archived on our YouTube page.


Check this page and our calendar for the schedule of presentations and for more information about each speaker.

Date Time Guest Program
Mar 15 10 am Ann Gass Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine’s Fight for Woman Suffrage
Mar 20 10 am Jon Olsen “Liberate Hawaii”
Mar 29 10 am  Randall Liberty “A Matter of Duty: The Continuing War Against PTSD
Apr 3 10 am Aileen Yingst Planetary Science Institute
Apr 12 10 am Bob Emmons Brown Tail Moth
May 10 10 am Barton Seaver Chef, Cookbook Author,  and National Geographic Fellow
June 5 10 am Bill Cullina Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Jun 26 10 am Jonathan Berkey Understanding ISIS
July 3 10 am Laurie Chandler Upwards: The Story of the First Woman to Solo Thur-Paddle The Northern Forest Canoe Trail
Sep 4 10 am Pat O’Brian Fiore Oils
Sep 11 10 am Bob Hills Cuba: Our Next Nearest Neighbor
Stay Tuned for More!