The city's Look Who's Talking program has put authors, experts and a wide variety of perspectives in front of residents.
Now Maitland is honing in on its homegrown talent with a Local Stories branch of this successful platform.
Chef and Slow Food Hunter Valley's Maitland Earth Market chairwoman Amorelle Dempster will take the microphone on July 23 to deliver a presentation titled A Year in my Life.
The 2017 Maitland Citizen of the Year will speak about some of the major influences in her life between 6pm and 7.30pm and the path she has taken since coming to Maitland.
This will include her journey as the owner of Reader's Cafe and Larder, a Slow Food program that makes about 150 meals for the less fortunate each week, her previous role as a leader of Slow Food Hunter Valley and her latest venture running Nourish Cooking classes with dietitian Nicole Barber.
Almost 60 people have already signed up to attend. Ms Dempster will be offering the crowd soup with bread.
"Amorelle has had such a powerful and positive impact on the Maitland community since moving here from Gresford with her family," Manager Gallery and Libraries Keryl Collard said.
"Her ability to mobilise the community to create positive and long lasting change is inspiring."
Maitland City Library' Look Who's Talking Local Stories program provides a platform for local people to share their story with the community.
To book a seat at the free event call Maitland Library on 4933 6952.