Stephen Edwin King is perhaps the most successful and prolific writer of his generation. King and his wife, Tabitha, own a home on West Broadway in Bangor. Before he was a famous writer, he attended the University of Maine in Orono and taught English at Hampden Academy. It was while he was a teacher that he wrote "Carrie," which would propel his writing career. King has written more than 80 books including "Salem's Lot," "The Stand," "IT," "The Shining" and many more. Bangor residents have many stories of encountering King out in public, maybe at a convenience store, or a movie or just walking down the street. The Kings have been generous with the Queen City, funding major renovations to the Bangor Public Library and the Beth Pancoe Aquatic Center.
Watch Stephen King Read From His New Book ‘Billy Summers’
The folks at Simon & Schuster books recently had Stephen King read some passages from his latest novel called "Billy Summers". The setting for this preview is perfect, as he sits outside on a windy Maine summer day, with some wind chimes thrown into the mix for good measure.
10 Places Every Stephen King Fan Must Stop While in Bangor
Every Stephen King fan knows that Bangor, Maine is the inspiration for the fictional town of Derry, which provides the backdrop for several of King's novels and short stories.
Stephen King Reveals Secret of Continued Success At Age 73 on CBS Sunday Morning
Bangor and Stephen King made an appearance on a CBS Sunday Morning segment aired this weekend where veteran newscaster, Jane Pauley, interviewed the horror writer about an upcoming series based on one of his novels.
Meet the New ‘Firestarter’ From the Upcoming Reboot
Horror Fan Takes Stephen King Inspired Tour Of Bangor
Want to what to expect when you take a Stephen King tour?
Husson, NESCom Create Short Film Based On Stephen King Story
The students at the New England School of Communications in Bangor have taken on a challenge that any aspiring filmmaker would consider sacred, especially coming from a school located in the Master of Horrors hometown.
Stephen King’s ‘Firestarter’ Remake Begins Filming
The latest Stephen King inspired movie reboot has started filming.
A Frighteningly Awesome Tree Sculpture Will Welcome Visitors To Stephen King’s Home In Mai…
Visitors to Stephen King's home in Bangor will see a new addition this summer, a frighteningly awesome tree sculpture made by a Maine artist
Is Maine Real? Social Media Hilariously Isn’t Sure
Is Maine real? Am I real? ARE ANY OF US REAL?!