What a magical evening for the island community to gather and celebrate authors and artists, while raising funds for TEIA camperships. Even though waning sunlight gilded the historic club’s wraparound porch, the […]
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Catch Island Authors at TEIA Event
The “Colors & Pages of Peaks” event is your opportunity to meet the talented people behind the published pages, to partake of wine and cheese (or pancakes, if you choose the morning time slot), and to revel in community spirit.
Bookmaking Workshop on Peaks Island
Join award-winning children’s book illustrator and bookstore owner R. Gregory Christie for a one-hour book binding workshop at the historic Fifth Maine Regiment Museum on Peaks Island. Christie is one of the many […]
From Oyster Farming to Hydroponics: Dr. Mark Green Combines Love of Sea and Farm
In addition to harboring sailboats and motorboats, the Peaks Island community hosts scores of talented people who are notable nationally. Not that you could easily discern this; island notables tend to hide […]
“Live in a storybook while you write one”: Faison Residency on Peaks Island
Prepare yourself for a virtual tour of a magical place, a stone house on a high point of land on an island in Portland Harbor: the Stone House of the Illustration […]
Memorial Day Weekend on a Maine Island: Reflecting on “Peek at Peaks”
It’s Memorial Day Weekend, the kickoff to summer, and the pivot point in the biorhythm of Peaks Island life. Leisurely strolls down the middle of the road must await late autumn as […]
I Am Birch: Scott Kelley Launches His First Children’s Book
Scott Kelley’s journey toward publishing “I Am Birch,” a children’s picture book with Islandport Press (2018), began at a moment when nostalgia met three historic photographs. But what happened next was infused by his role as a father to Abbott and by his working relationship with Islandport.
A World to Inhabit: How Art Led Scott Kelley to Authorship
Neatening up the reference files in his Peaks Island studio one evening, artist Scott Kelley came face to face with three photographs that looked back at him and propelled a journey toward becoming the published author of a children’s book.
How One Scientist Empowers Thousands of Others: Johan Erikson Publishes in Journal of Chemical Education
Politicians have been using science as a punching bag a lot lately. It’s hard to overstate the dangers of this, given that scientific thinking and the distinction of fact from fiction fuels our ability to cure diseases, invent new technology, and generally explain how the world works. Meanwhile, science educators shoulder on with preparing the next generation of critical thinkers and scientists, including Science Department Chair, professor, and author Dr. Johan Erikson who crosses Portland Harbor on the Peaks Island ferry each day and commutes to Saint Joseph’s College on Sebago Lake.
Good Reads You Might Have Missed: Top Clicks on Peaks Island Press in 2017
In the hopes that you are slowing down to enjoy reading, here are the most-read articles on Peaks Island Press for 2017.