January 21
Resistance poetry reading with group, 3 pm. Speedwell Gallery, Portland, ME. Contact Bill Roorbach at billroorbach@gmail.com.

February 14
Reading of McNair love poems for Valentine's Day, 7 pm. Merrill Library, Yarmouth, ME. Contact Mary Dowd at mdowdmd@yahoo.com.

February 28
Love poems for Valentine's month, 2 pm. Patten Library, Bath. Contact Leslie Mortimer, lmortimer@patten.lib.me.us.

April 20
Reading in the Eagle Pond Series, 7 pm. Smith Recital Hall, Plymouth State College. Contact Diane Jeffrey at djeffrey@plymouth.edu.

April 27
Reading from new collection, The Unfastening, 5:30 pm. Rumford Library, Rumford, ME. Contact Linda MacGregor, at jmacgregor@roadrunner.com.

August 4
Reading from new collection of poems, The Unfastening, at the Chebeague Library, Chebeague Island, ME. Contact: Deborah Bowman, at cheblib@hotmail.com.

September 9
Reading of poetry at the inauguration of Jamee Herbert as president of the University of New England. University of New England, Biddeford, ME, at 11 pm.

September 20
Reading from The Unfastening at the Patten Free Library in Bath, ME, 7 pm. Contact; Leslie Mortimer, at lmortimer@patten.lib.me.us.

September 28
Reading from The Unfastening at York County Community College, York, ME, 2:30 pm. Contact; Doreen Rogan, at ydrogan@yccc.edu.

October 11
Reading at the Capital Center in Concord, NH, by Frank Bidart, chosen by McNair as the recipient of the 2017 Hall-Kenyon Award. 7 pm.

October 17
Reading from The Unfastening at the Portland Public Library, Portland, ME, 6:30 pm. Contact Joshua Bodwell, at director@mainewriters.org.

October 27
Launch of the website "The Unfastening: From Manuscript to Book," at Colby College (Waterville, ME), with exhibit of book manuscripts and art inspired by the collection. Reading and presentation on the making of The Unfastening. Contact: Patricia Burdick, Head of Special Collections, at Patricia.Burdick@colby.edu.

November 2
Reading from The Unfastening at Merrill Library, Yarmouth, ME, at 7 pm. Contact: Mary Dowd, at mdowdmd@yahoo.com.

November 9
Inauguration of the Donald Hall award at the University of NH. Ceremony, including a reading by Donald Hall and a commentary about his work, begins at 4 pm in Diamond Library, UNH, Durham, NH.