Join us at City Lights Bookstore for a conversation between Chloe Maxmin, Canyon Woodward, and Lilly Knoepp on Saturday, August 13th, at 3 p.m. The talk will center around the book Maxmin and Woodward collaborated on, Dirt Road Revival. Their book details the journey of the young Maine politician Chloe Maxmin and her campaign manager, Canyon Woodward, to win two unlikely elections. Throughout Dirt Road Revival, Maxin and Woodward demonstrate how Democrats must radically reorient to re-engage with rural voters.
Chloe Maxmin, hailing from rural Maine, is the youngest woman ever to serve in the Maine State Senate. She was elected in 2020, unseating a two-term Republican incumbent and (former) Senate Minority Leader. In 2018, she served in the Maine House of Representatives after becoming the first Democrat to win a rural conservative district.
Canyon Woodward was born, raised, and homeschooled in Macon County, North Carolina. He served as campaign manager for Chloe Maxmin’s successful 2018 and 2020 state senate campaigns. He earned an honors degree in social studies from Harvard College, where the bulk of his education took place outside the classroom, organizing to get Harvard to divest from fossil fuels.
Lilly Knoepp serves as BPR’s first full-time reporter covering Western North Carolina. She is a native of Franklin, NC, who returned to WNC after serving as the assistant editor of Women@Forbes and digital producer of the Forbes podcast network. She holds a master’s degree in international journalism from the City University of New York and earned a double major from UNC-Chapel Hill in religious studies and political science.