Peavey tells her Unlikely tale

Feb 27, 2013
Elizabeth Peavey

Waldoboro — Author, performer and instructor Elizabeth Peavey will visit Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St./Route 220, Saturday, March 9. At 1:30 p.m., Peavey will present a talk titled The Unlikely Making of a Maine Writer.

Maine native Peavey is familiar as a contributing editor to Down East magazine and an actress in her one-woman show, "My Mother's Clothes Are Not My Mother." Believing that the only way to become an author was to run away and see the world, she spent several years traveling and living “away.” Coming home, however, proved to be the best way to truly define who she was as a writer.

Peavey will discuss why she felt she had to flee, why she chose to return and how she came to make a career writing about the very place she thought she would leave behind — her beloved home state of Maine.

In addition to her performing and magazine writing, Peavey is the author of "Glorious Slow Going: Maine Stories of Art, Adventure and Friendship," which was a finalist for the John M. Cole Maine-themed Non-fiction Award in the 2012 Maine Literary Awards. She is the co-author of "Outta My Way: An Odd Life Lived Loudly" and of "Maine & Me," which was awarded the Maine Literary Award for Best Maine-Themed Book. She has taught public speaking at the University of Southern Maine since 1993 and creative non-fiction at the University of Maine at Farmington, as well as countless workshops for the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. She lives in Portland.

Copies of Peavey's books will be available for purchase (cash or check). This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call at 832-4484 or visit

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

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