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Maine Voices Live: Shannon Mullen and Gov. Janet Mills

March 6, 7:00 PM8:00 PM

Janet Mills

Janet Mills

Join us for a discussion of the new book In Other Words, Leadership: How a Young Mother’s Weekly Letters to Her Governor Helped Both Women Brave the First Pandemic Year. Morning Sentinel reporter Amy Calder will interview the book’s author, Shannon Mullen, and Gov. Janet Mills.

The book tells the tale of “two unforgettable women from opposite poles of power in Maine” who “forge an uplifting bond, through old-fashioned letter writing, that helps them navigate the COVID crisis. Both women bring civility, grace, wit, and wisdom to the challenge of protecting those who depend on them — in other words, leadership.” More information about the book can be found here.

Shannon Mullen

Shannon Mullen (Photo by Thomas Petzwinkler.)

Mills is the 75th governor of Maine and the first woman elected to that office. She was sworn in for her second consecutive term in January 2023 after winning re-election. Mills previously served as Maine’s first female Attorney General and its first woman district attorney, as well as in the state’s House of Representatives. She is step-mother to her late husband’s five daughters and a grandmother of five.

Mullen is a journalist, author, screenwriter and film producer, playwright and podcast host. She grew up in the White Mountains and Lakes Region of New Hampshire and studied at UNH before earning a graduate degree in broadcast journalism at Boston University. Shannon went on to report for national programs on public radio for two decades, including Marketplace, Morning Edition, and All Things Considered. Her print journalism has been published by the New Yorker, Boston Magazine, and the Boston Globe, among other outlets.

Admission is free, but reservations are recommended.



March 6
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building, Colby College
Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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