A Conversation with Bill Green, featuring NPR’s Brian Naylor
November 9, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Minsky Recital Hall
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A Conversation with Bill Green, featuring NPR’s Brian Naylor

Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Minsky Recital Hall

The Maine Studies Program is proud to host an event on November 9th featuring noted television host and reporter Bill Green, a University of Maine graduate. Green, who has spent 45 years telling stories about his home state, will talk about his career in television and highlight some of his favorite people, places and stories over the years. Following his presentation, Green will be interviewed by NPR correspondent Brian Naylor, another UMaine graduate who knew Bill at Orono.

Bill will also be honored at the event by the UMaine Alumni Association, which will present him with their Black Bear Award, given annually to alumni in recognition of “outstanding service through continuous, outstanding advocacy for the University of Maine.”

Event Information

A pre-talk reception with the speakers will begin at 5:30 pm in Miller’s Café; tickets are $50 and support Maine-related programs and studies at UMaine.

The talk and Black Bear Award ceremony is free and open to the public. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Minsky Recital Hall, Class of 1944 Building, which is directly connected to the Collins Center.

Tickets for both events are required and available online, in person at the CCA box office, or by phone at 207-581-1755. Tickets to the pre-talk reception with Bill Green and Brian Naylor are limited in supply and must be purchased by Friday, November 3rd.

Framing Maine

This is the first talk in a series called Framing Maine: Conversations with Storytellers and Imagemakers from the Pine Tree State. The series will highlight notable Mainers who tell the state’s stories through various media, including literature, art, music, print and digital media, and other forms. The next speaker in the series, on April 3rd, will be Dave Mallett, nationally known Maine singer and songwriter.


“Framing Maine: A Conversation with Bill Green” is supported in part by a grant from the University of Maine Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Fund.

Bangor Savings Bank is our exclusive corporate sponsor for this inaugural event.

Additional sponsors include:

  • The Maine Studies Program and Maine Folklife Center
  • The Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center
  • The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • The University of Maine Alumni Association
  • The University of Maine Foundation

Tickets to the pre-talk reception will support student research and coursework in areas related to Maine Studies, including the Sandy and Bobby Ives Fund. Additional gifts may be made through the University of Maine Foundation website.

Contact Information

For more information about this event, please contact Kreg Ettenger, Maine Studies Program Director, by email at kreg.ettenger@maine.edu or by phone at 207-581-1840.