The Island Institute will host a panel discussion on women’s views and voices in Maine’s island communities Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 10:30 a.m. The talk, “Making it Here: Women’s Views, Women’s Voices,” will be led by island residents and writers, Barbara Fernald, Courtney Naliboff and Sandy Oliver, and moderated by Tom Groening, editor of The Working Waterfront. Part of the Institute’s Summer Lecture Series, the event will take place in the fourth floor conference room at the Island Institute, 386 Main St., and is free and open to the public. Coffee and muffins will be provided

The final presentation in the series will take place Wednesday, Aug. 9, and will feature a talk by the Island Institute Community Energy team on island energy challenges and solutions.

To register for one of the lectures, visit, or for more information, contact the Island Institute membership department at 594-9209, ext. 113, or