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    June 16, 2017

    Rapaport on ‘Friendship Matters’

    Camden Public Library will welcome psychologist and author Wendy Rapaport Tuesday, June 27, at 7 p.m. Rapaport is a local psychologist who has taught at the University of Maine School of Social Work for the last 25 years. In their new book, “Friendship Matters,” two respected clinical psychologists and “best friends” — Rapaport and Sandra Bernstein — examine the superpowers of the best friend relationship and the ...

  • Published
    June 16, 2017

    Colbert brings ‘Wild Things’ to town

    Former Rockport resident Jaimee Wriston Colbert, an award-winning author and poet, will read from and sign her latest short story collection, “Wild Things,” Tuesday, June 27, at 5 p.m. at the Owl & Turtle Bookshop Café, 33 Bay View St. The event is free and open to the public; seating is limited. To reserve a book, call 230-7335. For more information, visit owlandturtle.com. Courier Publications’ A&E Editor ...

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    June 12, 2017

    Edwards releases ‘Poetry’

    Jean Edwards, a distant cousin of Edna St. Vincent Millay, has released her 13th book, “A Lifetime of Poetry, via indieauthorwarehouse.com and Amazon. Edwards’ writings include novels, poetry and children’s books. Her three-book Mattie McCracken series describes the adventures of a young Maine sleuth, while another trilogy is based on a fictional Native American family. The stories cover 150 years, from 1640 to ...

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    June 9, 2017

    Krosschell shares ‘One Man's Maine’

    Local author Jim Krosschell will present a talk about his new book, “One Man's Maine,” Tuesday, June 20, at 6 p.m. at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. After the talk, books will be available for purchase and signing. Maine is a talisman of the American imagination, offering beauty and wildlife to natives and tourists. Over the last few years, Krosschell has published many essays about the wonders and ...

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    June 9, 2017

    Doiron presents ‘Knife Creek’ in Camden

    Local author Paul Doiron will read from his latest book, “Knife Creek,” answer questions, and sign copies Tuesday, June 20, at 7 p.m. Setting the bar for outdoor crime fiction, Doiron’s series featuring game warden Mike Bowditch confronts Maine’s landscape — its inhabitants, its wildlife, its indescribable beauty and its harsh realities. In “Knife Creek,” published this month by Down East Books, Bowditch is ...

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    June 9, 2017

    Exploring how men experience loss

    Maine author Terry Powers will speak about “The Death Waltz,” his fiction book of short stories based on true events, Sunday, June 18, at 2 p.m. at Camden Public Library. The book is drawn from his experiences growing up in a home with his grandparents, who owned a hospice care facility. “The Death Waltz” comprises eight separate tales of men in different points of their lives who are dealing with death for the ...

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    June 9, 2017

    White on wonders of ‘Tides’

    Author Jonathan White will present on his new book, “Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean,” Thursday, June 22, at 7 p.m. at the Camden Public Library. After nearly losing his 65-foot wooden schooner in a large Alaskan tide, writer, sailor and surfer White vowed to understand the tide. He knew the moon had something to do with it, but what exactly? Ten years later, he had read 300 books and crisscrossed the ...

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    June 8, 2017

    Lost history made ‘Visible’

    The Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club will discuss “What is Visible” by Kimberly Elkins Tuesday, May 20, at 2:30 p.m. in the main room of the library, located in the Thomaston Academy building on Main Street/Route 1. This vividly original literary novel based on the astounding true-life story of Laura Bridgman, the first deaf and blind person who learned language and blazed a trail for Helen Keller. At age 2, ...

  • Published
    June 2, 2017

    Local books win Maine Literary Awards

    The winners of the 2017 Maine Literary Awards were revealed live at a ceremony June 1 at SPACE Gallery. Among the winners of the annual Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance honor were two books written or published on the Midcoast. “Caught,” a story with words and pictures about the creation of Port Clyde Fresh Catch by Glen Libby and photographer Antonia Small, won the prestigious John N. Cole Award for Maine-them...

  • Published
    June 1, 2017

    BAHS student wins Ilgenfritz Scholarship

    Caneel Cheskin has been awarded the inaugural Ilgenfritz Scholarship to Longfellow Young Writers’ Workshop. Caneel, a rising senior at Belfast Area High School, has received a full scholarship to attend the Longfellow Young Writers’ Workshop at the University of Maine at Farmington in July. Caneel has been writing since sixth grade and is an aspiring novelist. She specializes in fantasy and science fiction, and ...


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