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.
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 […]
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.
A Reading from a Memoir about the Uterus and the American Dream: Mira Ptacin
My daughter is an only child, not because I chose this, but because I lost the three pregnancies that followed her blessed birth. That’s a sentence that I have never committed to […]
Tips from a Commuting Writer: Peter Bridgford and “Hauling Through”
You know all those articles about religiously rising early and sequestering yourself at a hallowed desk in order to achieve success as a writer? Nope, this is not one of those; consider this […]
Aiming for Audience: How Peaks Island Authors Do It
In an era when many people are tempted to debate the future of books and libraries, it’s comforting to me that the discussion on Peaks Island centers more around how we can […]
From Page to Stage: Nicole d’Entremont’s “A Generation of Leaves” becomes a play
One benefit of commuting by ferry to and from Peaks Island is the opportunity to connect with neighbors on the ride across the harbor. One damp, windy evening (that’s my wink to […]
Writing on Basement Walls: What inscription will you leave in 2015?
Imagine that you are descending stone stairs down to the basement in a 150-year-old high school to a room known as the Graffiti Room. Does this sound like a writing prompt or […]