A salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host.  Salons are held partly to amuse one another and partly to increase the knowledge of the participants through conversations.[1]

Originating in Italy and flourishing in France throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, the salon broke down social barriers and provided a way for women to gain an education.

Perhaps the best-known salons were those hosted by Gertrude Stein  almost a century ago for artists and writers like Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway. Stein’s famed Parisian Salons are experiencing a rebirth, all over the world—including Maine.

Based on the belief that writing and art belong to all people and merit discussion, Your Write Mind®‘s Salons are intimate social gatherings that bring people together for the purpose of exchanging ideas, making connections, and celebrating writers and artists.

Our vision is to form partnerships with writers and artists for the purpose of nurturing a community where people gather to discuss art and literature.


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Your Write Mind®‘s inaugural Salon honored author Helen Peppe Helen and dogand her newly published book, Pigs Can’t Swim. Click here to see photos of our April 2014 Salon.




Richard Hoffman


Suzanne Strempek Shea


Your Write Mind®‘s second Salon, 50 Shades of Truth featured authors Helen Peppe, Richard Hoffman and Suzanne Strempek Shea.

Click here to see photos and read what the authors have to say about the June 2014 Salon.


Click here to read about Salons for 2015.