Islanders and day trippers alike are invited to attend a festive book celebration for Peaks Island author/illustrator Beth Rand on October 13th to launch her 123 Gulls (Islandport Press). This picture book companion to Rand’s ABC Gulls […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
Don’t miss the book launch for Beth Rand’s first children’s book, ABC Gulls (Islandport Press) on April 6, 2017 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Arabica on Commercial Street in Portland. All are invited, […]
Beth Rand didn’t plan on writing a children’s book from her Peaks Island, Maine home, but she couldn’t be happier that Islandport Press is publishing her “ABC Gulls” in hardcover. Visiting Beth on […]
When you’re reading a book, have you ever wondered: how do writers translate their imagination onto a page? I a lways assumed that other writers work like I do by first conjuring, […]
Peaks Islander Jamie Hogan – illustrator of ten books and author of Seven Days of Daisy – presented at the Portland Public Library this evening with Matinicus Island author Eva Murray, with […]
Stories build understanding. Understanding builds neighborhoods. Neighborhoods build a strong city. Support the sharing of stories of Maine’s “new arrivals” and the cultural fabric of the City of Portland. Peaks Island children’s […]