Island Place book discussions set

Jul 09, 2018

Vinalhaven — Vinalhaven Public Library invites the community to gather for Island Place, a book discussion and journaling workshop co-led by Scott Candage and Aviva Rahmani funded with the support of a Maine Humanities Council grant.

Island Place is a free series of six one-hour events, and the first nine applicants also will receive, free, all six books and a sketchbook. Excerpts will be assigned from each book.

Sessions will run from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, July 18 through Aug. 25, and comprise a combination of readings, discussion, creative journaling and invited guests.

“Our goal is to discover new stories about our environmental challenges in the Vinalhaven Island community through the lens of the humanities,” said the facilitators.

To participate, sign up at the library, 6 Carver St. For more information, contact Candage at 863-4401 or Following is the schedule.

On July 18, after introductory comments, the group will discuss “The Sixth Extinction,” Elizabeth Kolbert (read Chapter 11, pages 217 through 235). Books to be excerpted going forward are: July 25, “This Changes Everything,” Naomi Wolff; Aug. 1, “The End of Nature,” Bill McKibben; Aug. 8, “Environmental Ethics: An Anthology,” Andrew Light, Holmes Roylston; Aug. 15, “The Great Animal Orchestra,” Bernie Krause; and Aug. 22, “Vital Little Plans,” Jane Jacobs (edited by Stuart Ziff and Nathan Storring).

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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