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  • Published
    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 ...

  • Published
    May 31, 2017

    Doiron brings latest Bowditch to Belfast

    The Midcoast’s Paul Doiron, author of the popular Mike Bowditch series of mysteries set in Maine, will be at Left Bank Books, 109 Church St., Tuesday, June 13, at 7 p.m. to celebrate the release that day of “Knife Creek,” his newest book in the series. Doiron will give a brief talk on how the series evolved and his writing process, followed by a question-and-answer period and book signing. Doiron’s novels are ...

  • Published
    May 26, 2017

    ‘Maine Boy’ stories at local library

    Hope resident Paul Marshall will share many compelling stories from his book “Maine Boy Goes to War” Thursday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. Marshall grew up in the woods of northern Maine, under the shadow of Mount Katahdin. Though he lived in poverty, he had an idyllic childhood in a one-room tarpaper shack with his parents and six siblings. His world changed when he was called ...

  • Published
    May 25, 2017

    Inspiration to Publication for writers

    Writing coach Kathrin Seitz and author Judi Valentine will present a free program titled Inspiration to Publication Wednesday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at the Lincolnville Community Library, 208 Main St./routes 173/52, Lincolnville Center. Seitz will describe the method writing process she teaches and explain how all writers, both beginning and experienced, can use it to find their own unique, or deep, voices and create ...

  • Published
    May 19, 2017

    Garden authors talk eco-friendly gardening at library

    Horticulturists Reeser Manley and Marjorie Peronto will present an illustrated talk on their book, "The Life in Your Garden," Thursday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. Books will be available for purchase and signing after their talk. "The Life in Your Garden" represents a major rethinking of North American yards and gardens and is a call to action for gardeners concerned about ...

  • Published
    May 18, 2017

    Lorca inspires summer poetry workshop

    Award-winning poet Kathleen Ellis’s annual summer poetry workshop at the Farnsworth Art Museum is set for Monday through Friday, July 17 through 21. Titled After Lorca, the workshop is open to poets and visual artists of all levels. The week-long workshop with begin with an overview of Federico Garcia Lorca’s life, writings and drawings; and go on to examine the Spanish poets influences — including Buñuel, Dali ...

  • Published
    May 17, 2017

    ‘Shoot Like a Girl’ author presents

    Knox Museum’s seventh annual Boots on the Ground event begins with a presentation by Mary Jennings (M.J.) Hegar, U.S. Air Force veteran, Air National Guard pilot and author of “Shoot Like A Girl: One Woman’s Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front,” Saturday, May 27, at 11 a.m. The program will be held under the big tent at Montpelier, the big white house at the Route 131 turn to St. George. Hegar ...

  • Published
    May 17, 2017

    Maine Literary Awards finalists set

    Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance has announces the finalists for the 2017 Maine Literary Awards. The awards — which honor books published during 2016, as well as adult and youth manuscripts in drama, fiction, nonfiction and poetry — brought in a near record-breaking number of submissions. This year, 150 books were entered across the award’s categories; more than 80 manuscripts were submitted into the award’s ...

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