A Gateless Garden: Quotes by Maine Women Writers

In this collection of quotes by Maine women writers, editor Liza Bakewell has gathered together women’s voices from 1800 to present, beginning with Madame Sally Wood, Maine’s first novelist, and traveling through the last two centuries up to the present day. The matching of quotes with photographs by Kerry Michaels accentuates just how much MaineContinue reading “A Gateless Garden: Quotes by Maine Women Writers”

The Story I Want to Tell by Telling Room wrtiers

by Ramona du Houx The Story I Want to Tell is a celebration of The Telling Room’s first ten years and its enduring belief in the power of storytelling. To mark this milestone, the book pairs twenty of the best pieces written by The Telling Room’s young writers with brand-new, answering pieces from award-winning writers.Continue reading “The Story I Want to Tell by Telling Room wrtiers”

Maine Literary Awards announced in 17 categories

Portland Press Herald reporter Bob Keyes was acknowledgedfor his commitment to covering the state’s literary arts with a distinguished achievement award from the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. Maine Literary Awards were presented in 17 categories, including fiction, crime fiction, nonfiction, memoir and children’s books. The alliance will announce the winners in a mailing toContinue reading “Maine Literary Awards announced in 17 categories”

Project Omaha Beach: The Life and Military Service of a Penobscot Indian Elder

Book by Charles Norman Shay In 2007 Charles Norman Shay went to Washington, DC, to receive the Legion of Honor medal from French President Nicolas Sarkozy. The medal has joined the others bestowed on him, including a Silver Star and four bronze battle stars from World War II and the Korean War, in his home on theContinue reading “Project Omaha Beach: The Life and Military Service of a Penobscot Indian Elder”

The Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance announce finalists for the 2014 Maine Literary Awards

The Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance announced their finalists for the 2014 Maine Literary Awards. This year’s awards brought in a record-breaking number of submissions: Nearly one hundred and twenty-five books were entered across the genres. More than seventy manuscripts were submitted into the award’s Short Works Competition in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, andContinue reading “The Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance announce finalists for the 2014 Maine Literary Awards”

Shay, a Pennobscot elder, writes about his experiences in WWII and Korea as a medic

My family and ancestors have lived, hunted and fished along Maine’s seacoast and in the valley of the Penobscot River since the Ice Age. Migrating between the coast and inland forests, they paddled bark canoes on rivers, across lakes and along salt-water bays, pausing to set up camp for a few weeks or months atContinue reading “Shay, a Pennobscot elder, writes about his experiences in WWII and Korea as a medic”

Major book publisher, Polar Bear & Company in Central Maine

Polar Bear & Company has been printing quality books and art since 1997 in Solon, Central Maine. Vision: We strive to enhance the quality of life through literature and art. Mission: To give well-intentioned, creative people avenues for their words, wisdom, wit and other talents so they can reach individuals to make stronger communities. DemocracyContinue reading “Major book publisher, Polar Bear & Company in Central Maine”

Continental Liar From the State of Maine: James G. Blaine by Neil Rolde

In 1884 Republican James G. Blaine came within 1,047 votes of becoming the President of the United States. This was the margin by which he lost New York State—and thus the election—to Grover Cleveland in what has been called “the dirtiest campaign in American history.” Yet his career—arguably the most sensational of any American politicianContinue reading “Continental Liar From the State of Maine: James G. Blaine by Neil Rolde”