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Garden mystery writer Corrilla Hastings, who grew up in Maine and attended Wellesley College as a botany major, ran Brick Farm Nursery and Garden Center in Skowhegan for 30 years with her husband before recently retiring. Katharine Butler Hathaway was born in and grew up in Salem, Massachusetts, part of a wealthy family.

She suffered from spinal tuberculosis, and was confined to a bed for most of her childhood. Though her treatment was most advanced for the time, she was left disfigured. After attending Radcliffe College, she purchased a house in Castine in and began a life of her own. She traveled and lived in New York and Paris. In , she married, returned to Maine and settled in Blue Hill. Klose is the single parent of Alyosha, adopted from Russia when Alyosha was seven, and Anton, from Ukraine.

Horror and suspense writer Hautala was born and raised in Rockport, Massachusetts. Many of his stories have Maine settings. Rick Hautala died March 21, of a heart attack. Robley Wilson, Jr. He graduated from Bowdoin College with honors in English in receiving an honorary degree from same in and earned an MFA with distinction from the University of Iowa in Hawkes was born in Sherman, Texas. Growing up in a military family, he lived in a number of places in both the United States and Europe. After receiving his B. Kevin and his family moved to Maine in and live in Gorham. Hawkes has written several books but is primarily an illustrator of picture books and novels.

Hawthorne also lived in Portland in and in Raymond for a few years around He was a writer of novels and short stories, a member of the American Romantic school, specifically known as a "Dark Romantic.

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Novelist, Margaret Deland was born in Allegheny, Pa. They lived in Manchester, Pa, which she transformed into the fictional "Old Chester" of her stories. She was awarded an honorary degree from Bowdoin College in The Delands became involved in the plight of unwed mothers and took into their home about 60 women and infants in the space of 4 years. During this time, Deland began writing for greeting-card companies. Deland's first published work was a poem, "The Succory," which appeared in Harpers magazine. She was elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters in Tamra Wight was born in Charlton, Massachusetts on 7 Dec.

Tom DeMarco born Aug. In addition to his business and writing careers, he's also a certified emergency medical technician. He was later responsible for distributed on-line banking systems installed in Europe, and he has lectured and consulted throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, Australia and the Far East. Christopher Willard, born in Bangor, Maine, is a writer, visual artist, and instructor who lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

His art appears in collections worldwide including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has published over 50 articles in art magazines, journals, and books, and had a monthly column in American Artist. He spends much of the year at a rustic cabin that he built himself in the woods near Weld, Maine. Many of his books focus on the natural world just outside the cabin door. Heinrich has won numerous awards for his writing and is a world class ultra-marathon runner. Tom Desjardin was born and raised in Maine. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Florida State University, and did his doctoral work in American History at the University of Maine at Orono.

He's worked as a National Parks interpreter, giving programs on the Gettysburg battlefield. His interest in the topic grew from a visit to Gettysburg as a boy, and his is also based on the same. He received a B. After college, New York and Miami commercial art firms and newspapers employed him as an art or creative director. After the war, he did graduate work in painting and sculpture at Rollins College in Florida.

Dibner was awarded a Breadloaf Fellowship in Two years later he was a Huntington Hartford Foundation fellow. In the late s, Dibner was appointed the first director of the California Art Commission. In the early s he moved to Maine where he had vacationed for many years. Dibner entered a new phase of his creative career when he became a mentor and teacher to many Maine short story and novel writers who studied creative writing with him.

A native Mississippian born Macon, MS, 7 March who spent his childhood in Ohio, Williams graduated from Dartmouth in , worked as a reporter for the Boston American from , and went on to live outside of Boston, summering in North Searsmont and Blue Hill. He wrote over 35 novels and short stories, many set in the mythical village of Fraternity, Maine similar to his home in the Searsmont area , as well as some histories and other non-fiction works.

Dietz, born in Pittsburgh, a graduate of New York University and a long-time resident of Rockport, lived in Maine for more than 40 years. During his early working years, he was a foreign correspondent in Paris and a copywriter in New York. In his middle years he gained recognition for his many magazine articles on fishing and hunting for Coast Fisherman , Outdoors Maine , and Down East , which he helped establish. In the s he published the popular Jeff White series in which the action was also focused on hunting and fishing.

Michelle Dionetti has lived in York, ME, since She's a touring artist, teaching in schools throughout the state and at writers' conferences throughout northern New England. Joanne S. Williamson was born in Arlington, Virginia. Before moving to Kennebunkport in , she was employed as a writer and editor for several newspapers and magazines in New York City and Connecticut.

In , her first first novel was published; it was the first of Williamson's eight young adult historical novels. She is a graduate of South Portland High School and a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a degree in hotel administration. She was previously employed as Vice President of Credit Services for a food industry credit reporting agency, as a bank commercial loan underwriter, and as the credit manager for a major seafood importer located in New York.

She has taught at Univ. Dodd is also co-editor of the Journal of Maine Education. Jim Dodson was raised in the Carolinas but moved to New England in the s to become a senior writer for Yankee Magazine. Previously, he had been a reporter for the Washington Post and a political journalist and a Sunday magazine writer at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Dodson earned his reputation as a sports writer as contributing editor and regular columnist for Golf magazine and golf editor for Departures magazine, winning the Golf Writers of America Award in Dodson now lives in Topsham, Maine. While writing, he has worked in a lumber mill, bar tended, drove a mail truck, owned a rock music booking agency, picked fruit, operated a forklift, assembled farm equipment, and assisted released prisoners to maintain their terms of parole.

A showcase of his monologues was produced off-Broadway at the Westside Theater. Stewart Doty earned his Ph. A professor of history at the University of Maine from and chair of the history department from , he taught Modern French, European, and Franco-American History. Granted emeritus status when he retired in , Doty now resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Freelance writer Vicki Doudera grew up in Norfolk, Mass. From , she and her husband Ed operated the Blackberry Inn Bed-and-Breakfast in Camden, Maine; they live now in Camden with three children, two cats, a dog, and a rat named George.

Jane Gerow Dudley, writer and naturalist, was a New Jersey native who lived in Maine from the mids until the early s. She contributed to numerous publications as journalist, columnist and poet, including the Maine Times , Yankee magazine, Reed Poetry Annual of Maine , and the Boston Post. She was longtime editor of the Schoodic chapter of the Maine Audubon newsletter. She was also president and founder of the Alexander-Crawford Historical Society Alexander, Maine and wrote its newsletter.

Sandy Dunn is an artist, arts educator, and children's book illustrator who lives in Chelsea, Maine with her husband, photographer Steven Dunn. She has a BFA and a B. She's worked as an art instructor in public schools for more than 15 years and also offers private lessons and workshops. Her paintings watercolors and acrylics have been exhibited in shows around Maine.

Children's book writer, poet, and essayist Sandra Dutton was born in Springfield, Missouri, grew up in Norwood, Ohio, and moved to Boothbay Harbor after many years as a summer visitor. Her sea captain ancestors settled in Bath in the s. Dutton has a Master's in Creative Writing and a Ph. Her parents were both professors, and her father was also chief of the fine arts division at the Library of Congress.

Holland attended Smith College, and went on to earn a B. Doris Anne Holman born 18 Oct. In she moved to Wayne, Maine and taught in the Monmouth school system for 27 years. Although her education and career focused on teaching and reading, art is her passion. Holman published her first book, Come With Me to the Sea , as a way to introduce her grandchildren to the ocean.

She received her M. He was a lawyer who is considered the most important nineteenth-century Portland historian. In , he began a twenty-year partnership with William Pitt Fessenden. In he edited the Journals of the Rev. Thomas Smith and the Rev. Samuel Deane.

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Their journals record their experiences from and provide an invaluable view of 18th-century social and political life. Willis's political career included a term as state senator in and he served as Portland's mayor in Bowdoin College Willis papers collection. Dorothy Clarke Wilson was born in Gardiner on 9 May Wilson in August of that year. Elwin served from then called the Maine Christian Association was named in honor of the Wilsons. In , Wilson began her writing life when she sold a play she had written for the church she and Elwin were serving in Scarborough.

Many of her books had Biblical themes or were focused on the lives of missionaries. He best known book, Prince of Egypt , won the Westminster prize for the best religious book of the year and was also one of the sources for the film The Ten Commandments. Despite the Academy Award it won, Wilson did not like the film and has been reported to have used the word 'flimflammery' to describe the scene in which Moses parted the Red Sea.

Among the many honors Wilson received were honorary degrees of Doctor of Letters from Bates in and the University of Maine in The University also honored her with its Maryann Hartman Award. A large collection of her manuscripts, papers, letters, etc. Hazel Wilson was born in Portland on 8 April She lived on Munjoy Hill and attended Portland schools. She returned to Portland where she was employed as the librarian at Portland High School from to Later, she was a librarian at the Northeast Missouri Teachers College , American Library in Paris , and at Bradford Academy , and was supervisor of Denver school libraries in and Although her library career ended when she married, Wilson's knowledge of children and books helped her create characters and plots that make her books appealing to both child and adult readers.

She was also a book reviewer for publications in the Washington, D. Wood born 2 Sept. She continued at the institution, with its myriad name changes, until her retirement in In retirement Wood published four books, all of which focused on the social history of the Blue Hill region. Her dedication to teaching history has been recognized in a number of ways.

In addition, she received an honorary doctorate from Colby College. She began her writing career in her late 20s as a short story writer.

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Her stories have been included in a number of anthologies, including Pushcart Prize Anthology and Best American Short Stories In addition to writing fiction, Wood also presents workshops in which she teaches beginning writers how to improve their short stories and novels. She also has published a writer's guide as an outgrowth of these workshops.

Sally Sarah Wood is considered Maine's first woman novelist and America's first gothic novelist. She was born in York on 1 Oct. Until she was 19, she, her parents and her siblings lived with her grandfather, Judge Jonathan Sayward, one of the most affluent men in Maine. At 19, she married Richard Keating, a law clerk in her grandfather's office. When he died five years later , she had two young daughters and was pregnant with a third child, a son. Wood's first novel was published in It was a melodrama set in France and focused on the activities of the Free Society of the Illuminati.

She published her second novel in A fictional account of the real Yazoo land frauds, it tells the story of the schemer Dorval's role in the Georgia land speculation that involved bribes to state legislators. Wood, desiring anonymity, wrote and published under pseudonyms.

On the title pages of her first four books, she was identified as either "A Lady" or "A Lady from Massachusetts. She now lives in Phippsburg, Maine and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Stephen Costanza, author and illustrator of children's books, lives in Belfast, Maine.

He spent some of his youth in Cherry Hill, New Jersey studied music theory and composition at Syracuse University, and is a University of the Arts Philadelphia alumnus who is also a musician. Some of his other jobs have included graphic artist, ragtime and classical pianist, and designer of merchandise for sports teams. His artwork has appeared in magazines, newspapers, advertising and text books. His work has also been exhibited at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland. Costanza is active in the arts community in the midcoast Maine area. Cote Robbins was raised in Waterville, Maine, attended the Univ.

She lives in Brewer with her husband. Robbins was raised speaking French and English at home and has spent her adult life studying her Franco-American roots. She is the founder and director of the Franco-American Women's Institute, and she teaches courses at the Univ. She is also the author of numerous essays, poems, and book reviews in over 20 journals, newspapers, and anthologies. Much of her childhood manifests in her poems, some of which explore the physical and sexual abuse inflicted on her by her mother's male companions.

Laux worked as a gas station attendant and manager, sanatorium cook, maid, laundry attendant, and doughnut holer before moving to Berkeley, California, in , where she began to write seriously. A single parent, she graduated with honors from Mills College , B. English when her daughter was nine. Laux received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as a Bread Loaf Fellowship and a Pushcart Prize , and one of her poems is included in Best American Poetry Cape Elizabeth resident Claudia Finkelstein, who was born in Montreal, Quebec, was a Colby College graduate, majoring in psychology and American literature.

She earned a master's degree in clinical psychology from the University of Maine. She was from until her death employed as school psychologist in the Portland School Department. She was well known as a jazz vocalist, performing throughout New England as a vocalist for the Joy Spring Jazz Quartet and with many other groups. Retired in , Coursen lives in Brunswick. Coursen received his B. Highlights of his career include teaching various years from to in the Upward Bound program; serving as director of the National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminars, ; and, consulting editor in Shakespeare at Princeton University, Bucknell University and the University of Georgia.

Her books are all set in the Nightrunner World. She has completed basic and advanced courses at the Institute of Children's Literature. She has published over 50 stories and articles in children's magazines such as Highlights , Cobblestone , Faces , Jack and Jill and Children's Digest.

Cowan makes presentations and leads workshops for elementary school groups, and she also speaks to community groups. Jane Cowen-Fletcher's children's picture books have been recommended reading for many groups of children, from those who have a parent with a physical disability to those whose parents want to assure them that they are protected.

She was a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin from Jonathan Fisher preacher, artist, inventor, scholar, writer was born in Braintree, Massachusetts, and was a Harvard graduate. While at Harvard he developed his own method of shorthand that he continued to use in most of his writing.

His first house, which he built with the help of his congregation, was completed in , with a substantial addition in This later became the ell of an addition that still stands and is open for tours. Although he was noted for his quiet personality, Fisher had strength of character and direction that made him a force in the town.

He was one of the founders of the town library and was also involved in obtaining a land grant for the town academy. He was one of the founders and long-time trustees of the Bangor Theological Seminary. The seminary has an endowed chair, the Jonathan Fisher Professor of Christian Education, in his honor. Poet and playwright Hortense Flexner, called the "la grand poetess du Maine" by her friend Marguerite Yourcenar, was a thirty-plus-year summer visitor to Sutton Island, the third largest of the Cranberry Isles, off the coast of Mount Desert.

Although she made only brief visits to the island after her husband's death in , her emotional attachment to Sutton was so strong that both she and her husband, noted cartoonist Wyncie King , are buried in the Sutton Island cemetery. Hortense Flexner was born to a prominent Louisville, Kentucky family. Flexner attended Bryn Mawr College for one year, then transferred to the University of Michigan from which she earned a B. The University of Louisville KY awarded her an honorary doctorate in For a brief time after college she was employed by the Louisville Herald.

After marrying Wyncie King, she and King moved to Philadelphia where he was a cartoonist for the Saturday Evening Post and she was an editor. From to she taught at Bryn Mawr and later taught at Sarah Lawrence College from which she retired in She spent her childhood in Orono, but moved to Port Deposit, Maryland, where she attended high school and served as class president all four years. She entered the University of Maine, attending classes there for three years until her marriage to Lester Warner Jacobs.

Flint's husband's work for the Army Corps of Engineers took them to Norfolk, Virginia, where she obtained a roll-top desk that served as her writing center. The family, which eventually included six children including daughter Eleanor Jacobs Mitchell, who died in , moved to Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and Slidell, Louisiana. Her first novel, The Old Ashburn Place , earned a national prize for best novel of the year in Flint's success was severely offset by the loss that same year of her husband to the long-term effects of WWI gassing.

She renovated the former Pequawket Inn in West Baldwin, in an area which had been land-granted to her father's family after the French and Indian War. Eight more novels and a flood of newspaper articles followed, but she never achieved her goal of self-sufficiency as a writer. People of all ages and backgrounds were attracted to her quiet hospitality, usually afternoon tea before the fire or bean supper on the porch. Her correspondence to and from these five children in the armed services formed the novel Dress Right, Dress.

Flint was active in social and civic affairs, taking notes for characters and dramatic scenes during town and Grange meetings. Some of these sketches are among her papers preserved in the library at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. As a novelist, her forte was psychological insights into family and neighborhood relationships.

She was also noted for her ability to convey the speech patterns of the small region between Sebago Lake and the New Hampshire border, the setting for most of her stories. Her essays on family life, the character of Maine, and on national events as they impacted local life appeared regularly in several Maine newspapers and in The Christian Science Monitor.

A life-long member of the Christian Science church, she also wrote inspirational articles for the church's periodicals. Flora grew up on a poultry farm in Union, where her mother, A. Carman Clark, lived until her death in They have two sons, Max and Jake. Flora has written 15 mysteries, including her Thea Kozak series. Flora has taught mystery writing at the Cambridge Center for Adult Ed. She frequently speaks on panels and to library organisations.

In fact, her brother John Clark is a Maine librarian. Foerster was editor of Chelsea literary magazine from to and currently edits Chautauqua Literary Journal. She was a freelance writer who published novels and short stories. The Rev. She earned her undergraduate degree from Hofstra University. Mystery writer David A. Crossman is a Vinalhaven native, born in An advertising and television writer, producer, musician and composer, he and his family currently live in Nashville, TN.

Crossman published his first book in Unlike his other mysteries which have a Maine island setting, his first novel was set on an academic campus. Crossman is also the creator of Winston Crisp, a retired National Security agent and crime solver. Having obtained his M. His primary works are poetry. Born in South Paris, Cummings attended the Univ. Her stories center on Maine's Finnish community. She won first place in the Maine Arts Commission fiction chapbook contest.

Carolyn Gage, a lesbian-feminist playwright, performer, director, and activist, was born in Richmond, Virginia, and now lives in Portland, Maine. She received both her B. She has taught Playwriting and Lesbian Poetry in the University of Southern Maine Continuing Eduction Program, and since has toured regularly as a lecturer, workshop presenter, and resident artist at colleges and universities. She was visiting professor at Bates Collegein and adjunct professor at the Univ. Gage tours in her award-winning, one-woman show, The Second Coming of Joan of Arc, which has been the subject of a feature on National Public Radio, and was produced in Brazil in He attended Columbia University, studying journalism and earning an M.

Gallant, called "one of the deans of American science writers for children" by School Library Journal has had many jobs that involve both writing and science from staff writer for Science Illustrated and Boys' Life in the late 's to directing the Southworth Planetarium in Portland.

In the early s, Gallant returned to Maine to live in a large house on a lake near Rangeley. He has written a number of articles about his travels in to Siberia, where he became the first American ever to visit the Tunguska site of the meteorite catastrophe; he's also visited the Sikhote-Alin, Chinge, and Pallas meteorite sites there. Besides his books, he contributes articles to magazines and encyclopedias. Froncek grew up in Wisconsin, among other places. Garfield, who moved back to Maine in after living 16 years in San Diego, grew up in Blue Hill, spent a year at the University of Maine, and had his first writing job at the Ellsworth American newspaper.

Besides writing books, he's also a part-time teacher at Unity College. He's a great-great-grandson of U. Margaret Lawrence writes historical fiction; three historical mysteries were set in fictional, post-Revolutionary Rufford, Maine. She grew up with her grandmother in a year old house surrounded by the history of her ancestors. She is a trained researcher, has been a professor of English, a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and has been a finalist for the Edgar, the Agatha and the Anthony and for the Blackburn Prize in Drama.

In addition to being a book author, she has worked off-Broadway and for network television. Doctor, playwright, and poet Andrew J. Andy Gay, Jr. A neuro-ophthalmologist, professor, and researcher, he was an editor of Clinical Concepts in Neuroophthalmology and was one of two writers of Eye Movement Disorders He was president of the New England Ophthalmological Society for five years. He and his wife Jeanine moved to acre Fern Hill Farm in Belfast, Maine in where Gay practiced medicine until his retirement in She completed her internal medicine residency in Honolulu, Hawaii along with her husband, Jacob, also a physician.

Gerritsen retired as an internist to Camden, Maine, to spend more time with her family and to write. Colin Woodard, a Maine native born 3 Dec. He is also the author of three non-fiction books. Woodard graduated with a B. He has traveled extensively, living in Budapest, Zagreb and Sarajevo for more than four years.

He is a recipient of the Jane Bagley Lehman Award for Public Advocacy, given by the Tides Foundation for his global reporting on environmental issues. She and her husband, Kent Ancliffe, and their dog and cats live in Corinth VT in a solar house on acres. Since they have spent several months of the year on Matinicus Island.

She is also the recipient of the Katahdin Award , a lifetime achievement award presented by the Maine Library Association in recognition of an outstanding body of work. Wormser is a poet, born in Baltimore on 4 Feb. He lives in Cabot, VT. He then worked as a librarian in Maine and taught at the University of Maine at Farmington. He won Poetry magazine's Frederick Bock Prize in In , he was named Maine's second Poet Laureate, his term ending in She began her career writing fiction for children and young adults under her former married name, Dorothy Gilman Butters.

She is best known for adult mysteries, particularly the series featuring Emily Pollifax, a retired widow turned CIA agent. The Mystery Writers of America selected Gilman as the Grand Master for , an award which "represents the pinnacle of achievement in mystery writing. Material from Maine State Library files. He is the author of several non-fiction books for children.

Gold received a degree in zoology from the University of New Hampshire and is also a graduate of journalism program. He was a reporter and wire editor with the Journal Tribune in Biddeford and has contributed to many publications, including Business Digest and Commerical Fisheries News. He is a principal of Custom Communications and lives in Saco. Gold is an acive member of Saco Bay Trails, a nonprofit group dedicated to preserving and maintaining trails open to the public.

Susan Dudley Gold, a Maine native who lives in Saco, has written numerous books for children and young adults. She worked as a reporter for a daily newspaper, as managing editor of a statewide business magazine, and as a freelance journalist. She and her husband, John Gold, own and operate Custom Communications, a web design and desktop publishing business in Saco.

In , Gold received a Jefferson Award for community service in recognition of her work with a chronic pain support group, which she founded after being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in Fantasy novelist and artist Terry Goodkind was born in Omaha, Nebraska. In he moved to Mount Desert Island where he built the house in which he and his wife Jeri live.

Prior to the publication of his successful series word of Truth , Goodkind was employed as a carpenter, violin-maker, hypnotherapist, wildlife artist, and artifacts restorer. His first novel, Wizard's First Rule , was auctioned in for the highest price paid for a first fantasy novel to that date. The central characters of the novel and all other novels in the series are Richard Cypher Lord Rahl and Kahlan Amnell Mother Confessor , a strong female character whom Richard first meets when she is fleeing assassins from her home country.

Throughout the series, Richard, who learns of and accepts his wizard heritage, and Kahlan fight the evil forces that threatened their land and people. The series has been adapted for television as Legend of the Seeker. Henry Henri Gosselin, of Harpswell, Maine, is a veteran journalist and author of two historical novels reflecting his Franco-American heritage. Gosselin, who received degrees from St. Gosselin has received Catholic Press Association awards as well as honorary degrees from St. Anselm's College, his alma mater, and St. Joseph's College in Standish, Maine. Grant was born in Norfolk, Va.

Grant has two children with writer Elizabeth Hand. He is a faculty member of the Watershed School in Rockland and lives in Rockport. She and her husband bought a dilapidated sea captain's house and their hands- on renovation provided background for her mystery series, Home Repair is Homicide. Gray was born on November 23, , in Bar Harbor, Maine. She lives in the small fishing village of Birch Harbor Gouldsboro , is married, and has two children.

Gray has been fascinated by scary tales since grade school. She has written several novels and numerous short stories and often uses the Maine coast as a setting. Greenlaw, a Connecticut native born 22 Dec. She is the author of several bestselling books about commercial fishermen as well as a mystery series set on coastal Maine. Her ocean fishing career began as a summer job while attending Colby College. After graduation she worked her way from cook and deckhand to captain of a swordfishing boat.

Her role in a boating incident was portrayed by Sebastian Junger in his book The Perfect Storm , which was made into a movie in Junger described Greenlaw as "one of the best captains, period, on the entire East Coast. After her mention in Junger's book, Greenlaw was approached to write the book that became The Hungry Ocean , a story of one month-long swordfishing trip east of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland.

Greenlaw left the swordfishing business in the late s to lobster from waters near her Maine island home but returned to swordfishing briefly -- as evidenced by her recent book Seaworthy. She received the U. He graduated from Amherst College and received his Ph. Desert Island, Hancock County, Maine , is an ethnography incorporating economic and ecological studies of fishing communities. Grossinger and his wife, the poet and novelist Lindy Hough, co-founded Io , an alternative college literary magazine in A forerunner of Whole Earth Review , New Age , and Gnosis -- it was a counter-cultural mix of literature, science, and history.

Grossinger and Hough also co-founded North Atlantic Books, publisher of alternative health, martial arts, and spiritual titles. James Otis Kaler, born in Winterport, wrote adventure and patriotic biographies that had great appeal for his boy readers. He wrote more than children's books, many of which were in series and intended for classroom use.

He used two pseudonyms, James Otis for most of his books, and Amy Prentice for books written for young readers. At 13, Kaler left home to become a reporter in Boston. When he was only 16, he provided news coverage of Civil War battles and events. He continued in the newspaper profession as a writer and editor and then in published the book for which he is best known, Toby Tyler or Ten Weeks With the Circus. The book has remained in print and is available as a book on tape and was also produced by Disney as a movie in In , Kaler returned to Maine to become the first superintendent of schools for the city of South Portland that had just separated from Cape Elizabeth.

The city later named an elementary school in his honor. In the early s, Kaler's sons and grandchildren presented the city with a collection of Kaler manuscripts, books, and letters. The materials are located in the South Portland Public Library and can be viewed by scholars and interested readers. Extracts from the letters were extensively quoted in Joseph B. Portland-born Elijah Kellogg, Jr. After graduating from Bowdoin in and Andover theological Seminary in , Kellogg led churches in Harpswell and Topsham and, in fact, there's an Elijah Kellogg Congregationalist Church in Harpswell now, named for him.

Kellogg didn't begin writing children's books until he was over 50 years old, but once he started, he was prolific! His books are considered "boys'" books and were written in several series. Cape Elizabeth resident Kate Kennedy is the author of two books and her work has been published in The Island Journal , the annual publication of the Island Institute and in literary magazines.

She has also edited the Maine Island Trail Association's annual guidebook and she is currently writing a novel set in the s southwest. Kennedy grew up in Santa Monica, California, has an undergraduate degree from Wellesley and a master's degree from University of California, Los Angeles. She has lived in Maine since and taught writing at Portland High School for 20 years. One of the Maine Arts Commission's artists, she has conducted writing workshops at Colby College, the University of New England and at other locations throughout the state. Lillian Kennedy is a family law attorney and poet who was born in Maine, raised on Munjoy Hill in Portland, Maine, and lives in Auburn.

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Find out more in our Festival Guide on page 7. Festival writers join BBC Radio 4 on stage to read brand new stories. Come along and be the very first to hear the best in short story writing. Scarlett Thomas, author of Our Tragic Universe, Jim Crace, acclaimed author of All That Follows, join Alberto Manguel, whose All Men Are Liars is a fascinating homage to literature and its shapeshifting inventions, to discuss their latest novels, and how they weave other narratives into their own. In this illustrated talk, Wendy Moffat, the author of a ground-breaking new biography of the author, explains why, revealing how deeply his ideas on tolerance, sexuality and love permeated every aspect of his life.

First to solve the puzzle will be crowned National Champion. Bestselling author, columnist and Associate Editor of The Times, Ben Macintyre joins us to retell the enthralling true spy story of Operation Mincemeat. But as she reveals in her intimate autobiography Lost and Found, life has not always been easy. She joins Hardeep Singh Kohli to discuss her inspiring story of heartache and determination on the long road to wisdom and maturity.

C4 The Centaur He reflects on The Grand Design, and explains why he now thinks our belief in a single model for unravelling the mysteries of the universe may be misplaced. Following on from the ground-breaking The Cinder Path, Laurels and Donkeys explores scenes of the conflicts of the 20th and 21st century, ranging from the First World War to the war in Afghanistan. Come and hear this living legend talk about her life as a writer and all about her brand new book, The Longest Whale Song. Come and take part in the recording and be the very first to hear the best in short story writing.

Join him for a luxurious lunch and a celebration of the sport of kings, its equine and human heroes and its most memorable moments, many of them at Cheltenham. Here they join broadcaster Eddie Mair to share their thoughts on love, loss and the grieving process. This event will include a delicious threecourse lunch including wine followed by an interview with Mick Fitzgerald. Highland Park Marquee Free 73 1. Since then she has written many other agenda-setting works, including Boy and The Whole Woman.

Here she looks back over her eventful life and writing career. In what circumstances might the Prime Minister authorise the use of nuclear weapons and how would his orders be carried out? Distinguished historian Peter Hennessy, author of The Secret State, explores the ways in which our nation has prepared for the worst. His creator joins us to talk about social satire, the Mole years, and continuing to write despite illness. Which do you prefer? Three guests choose a track to share and explain their choice.

More confidence or happiness or success in love? Nina Grunfeld, author of How to Get What You Want, her first book for teens, and founder of Life Clubs, will start you thinking about getting what you want with practical tips and exercises to help you reach your true potential. Clive Anderson, Alice Roberts, Michael Neve and Maggie Gee choose their favourite medical characters in literature, theatre or film and tv, and explore the complex and often ambivalent role that they play in our artistic culture.

C6 The Centaur Drawn from his Daily Telegraph columns, presenter and comedian Graham Norton joins us to reveal his hilarious and wise advice on relationships, life and just about everything. Honey sandwiches included! Which one will you read? They share some of their own favourite political moments and what inspired them to enter the Commons. This debate is dedicated to the memory of Nick Clarke, an outstanding broadcaster, consummate interviewer and much-loved friend of the Festival for many years.

Xanthe Gresham delves deep into Isis and Osiris, the Egyptian tale of love versus murder, rape and betrayal, and brings Hecate, the great Greek goddess of blackness and beginnings back onto the dance floor. In this illustrated talk, leading expert John Hemming guides you though the world-famous sites of the Monuments of the Incas, including the legendary Machu Picchu, the terraced ruins of Pisac, and many more archaeological treasures.

Or at least buy the poster. Originally created by African slaves in Brazil, the accompanying songs are inspired by their poems of struggle and celebration of life. In this gripping one-man show, Robert Lloyd Parry brings the character of James alive to deliver an eerie and dramatic telling of the tale.


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The Ash Tree, a story of witchcraft and vengeance, provides an extra terrifying thrill…. The performance will be recorded and broadcast later in the year on BBC Radio 4. C7 The Centaur 6. Chaired by Tim Richardson. In Behind Closed Doors Amanda Vickery weaves together material from over fifty archives to offer a unique illustrated insight into the Georgian homes of English men and women. Join her as she discusses Georgian life with her customary wit and verve.

Original, perceptive, remarkable in scope; this is an unforgettable and hugely important Second World War history, examining the moral sentiment of entire societies and their political leaders. Members of diverse communities struggle with jargon, bureaucracy and peculiarly British manners in this humorous and thoughtprovoking piece of Forum Theatre. Lured by the promise of eternal beauty to be found in her lotions and potions, they found instead something far darker — a con-woman who made a career out of lies, treachery, and the false hopes of her victims.

In a fascinating illustrated talk, Helen Rappaport tells the true story of a Victorian scandal involving blackmail, fraud, high-profile trials, false promises, love affairs, suicide and bankruptcy. But how and why do we dream? Join leading psychologist and dream expert Mark Blagrove, Psychology Professor at Swansea University, and anthropologist Iain Edgar, who teaches on culture and dreaming at Durham University, as they explore the world of dreams. This workshop will explore the physicality of the language, its poetry, violence and humour in order for its full meaning to land on the ear and excite the listener.

Participants should come having learnt a sonnet of their choice. Join him for a fascinating insight into this revered religious work. He traces the biography of this immense ocean and its influence on the lives of those who have lived beside and upon it. Follow proud and beautiful Bathsheba Everdene in this tale of passionate love and terrible misunderstandings, set in the rural idyll of Wessex. They join writer Susannah Clapp to discuss his life and his extraordinary writing. Join him for a unique guide to the challenges and ethical dilemmas faced by those Securing the State.

Here she compares these two literary lions revealing the connections between them as they celebrate their th and th anniversaries respectively. In Red Plenty, Francis Spufford paints a fascinating picture of that moment in history, how it came about, and how the illusion vanished. He reveals the hidden histories of the Parthenon and the Alhambra, and explores the monuments of our own day, from the Berlin Wall to the fibre-glass theme parks of Las Vegas. Come and enjoy her sharp revelations on the glories of ageing: unlimited drugs, boring for Britain, fun at funerals and grandchildren.

They explore the lives of three extraordinary women and the challenges of portraying historical characters in fiction. Contributors Jackie Kay, award-winning writer and author of Red Dust Road, and Simon Murray, spoken word artist and author of Kill Myself Now, launch this surprising and fascinating new collection in a Festival exclusive. Former Festival Director Richard Cohen traces the course of swordsmanship with wit and erudition in a fascinating illustrated event.


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  4. Brenda Read-Brown researched six historical episodes, each linked to one of the six districts of Gloucestershire, and the children will perform pieces inspired by her findings. With subjects as diverse as the Cotswold Olympicks, the siege of Gloucester and the devastating Tewkesbury floods of this promises to be an evening full of delightful surprises and unusual insights. We bring them together to pool their gripes, work through their anxieties and give us all a laugh as they segue in and out of their respective books, Chin Up Britain and The Real Me is Thin. She shares her helpful and hilarious tips for changing the way we live, including beauty on a budget and a guide to gate-crashing.

    Now he moves closer to home to look at how the British press has reported key moments over the last hundred years, in this talk based on his book Unreliable Sources. Can the press ever really be free, and would it even wish to be so?

    Emma and Dexter meet on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they go their separate ways. Where will they be on this one day in every year that follows? Such is the ingenious plot of bestselling One Day by David Nicholls. He joins Tiffany Murray to discuss how this widely acclaimed novel came to be. Last year, she announced her retirement from competitive sailing. She joins us to tell us why, also discussing her extraordinary life and going Full Circle. Chaired by Paul Blezard. Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces, unlocks its secret world and brings to life its memorable characters in this eye-opening talk based on her book, Courtiers.

    From the Caribbean to Tierra del Fuego, and from the Incas to Simon Bolivar, join Michael Jacobs for an amazing journey through seven countries in this stunningly illustrated talk. From working with nature to incorporating art into your horticultural vision, he encourages you to see gardening in a different light in this illustrated talk. In a fascinating illustrated talk, he explores how these holy wars reshaped the medieval world.

    As Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre, Michael Attenborough has experienced first-hand the power of philanthropy in enabling the production of bold and distinctive work. He joins Nigel Newton, founder and Chief Executive of Bloomsbury Publishing, to consider the role of the philanthropist in nurturing new talent and supporting the cultural sector.

    Leading historian Rachel Hewitt tells the thrilling illustrated story of intrepid cartographers lugging brass theodolites up mountains against a turbulent backdrop of political revolution and rebellion to create the Map Of A Nation that made Britain visible to itself for the first time. Biographer Daisy Hay sheds fascinating light on the tangled communal lives of this artistically influential and astonishingly youthful group. To avoid humiliation?

    To keep in control? Lying is easier than searching for the truth and accepting it, no matter how inconvenient. We lie to others, and, even worse, we lie to ourselves. Join psychologist Dorothy Rowe as she discusses Why We Lie and considers whether we are capable of changing.

    What motivates women, in particular, to start their own businesses and what role do they play in breaking down stereotypes? Considering the very best of Food for Family and Friends, she guides us through the year with ideas for dishes for every occasion that will appeal to best friends, children, uncles and mothers-inlaw alike.

    Lifelong butterfly enthusiast Patrick Barkham blends natural history with absorbing personal insight, as he recalls his memorable journey in search of all 59 of them over the course of one summer, The Butterfly Isles. From Leonardo to Michelangelo, Charles Fitzroy, a descendant of the Medicis, offers an illustrated guide to the unmissable highlights of Florentine art and architecture, and offers cautionary advice on avoiding bandits, mercenaries and condottieri. He joins award-winning poet Colette Bryce who explores the complexities of love and identity in her compelling Self-Portrait in the Dark.

    Among her best known public works is Scallop, a striking steel sculpture on Aldeburgh beach in Suffolk, celebrating Benjamin Britten. Singularly unafraid of controversy, she discusses her landmark work and her life. Already an acclaimed writer for his short stories and novels, he joins us to take an entertaining look back at his often confusing upbringing, and how Stalin Ate My Homework.

    Hear works by Dickinson, Wilde, Hardy, Keats et al. Here he presents The Home Bible, sharing advice and top tips gleaned from years of experience to help you realise the true potential of your abode. In an illuminating illustrated talk, her biographer Sue Shephard reveals the surprising life of this formidable domestic goddess who became a household name.

    Who better then to deliver this illustrated lecture on The Great Explorers, in which he profiles some of the courageous men and women who have changed our perception of the world around us. Spanning nearly two centuries and covering half the world, his search for their history traces the network of a remarkable family against the backdrop of a tumultuous century. With insights based on exclusive access to personal papers unavailable to previous biographers, he presents the first fully rounded portrait of our most enigmatic former Prime Minister, his personal life, and his role in 20th century politics.

    In The Ministry of Food, written to accompany a fascinating exhibition at the Imperial War Museum, she divulges thrifty ways to do everything from growing your own to baking and preserving. In a fascinating illustrated talk historian Owen Davies explores the History of Magic Books, and how they have influenced history over the last two thousand years. Using traditional hand tools you will make a leather bound journal from cotton rag printing paper and vegetable tanned goat skins in a range of beautiful colours.

    The finished journals are soft, tactile and extremely durable, with a wide variety of uses including writing, drawing and sketching with watercolour. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners. He survived working on the notorious Bridge on the River Kwai, and was later forced to work in a mine near Nagasaki where two months later a nuclear bomb dropped. Join this Forgotten Highlander to hear his incredible story of survival. W11 The Playhouse Join them for this in-depth discussion on how to write for the theatre, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and advice.

    Local author Jane Bailey leads you on an exploration of this passionate tale and its beautiful heroine Bathsheba. Sit back, relax and enjoy Here he brings his enthralling family history to life with tales of the glamorous and famous who peopled it, and reminisces about his own fraught childhood, asking Did You Really Shoot the Television?

    She shares her insights into the life of her latest subject: Pearl Buck, the now neglected Nobel Prize-winning novelist and her extraordinary upbringing in a China virtually unknown to the West. They are joined by editor Matthew Hollis. Here he joins daughter Ophelia Dahl to reveal the great writer as we have never seen him before.

    Or a royal bodyguard? Or perhaps both? In a richly entertaining genealogical quest, the inimitable Jeremy Hardy, comedian and Radio 4 regular, invites us to delve into his family history, to investigate some of the dubious ancestral claims set out in his book My Family and Other Strangers. His philosophy has changed remarkably little since. He joins us to extol the pleasures of good food, and explain why he loves Simple Cooking. Former England Captain Mike Atherton joins former Leicestershire and England fast bowler Jonathan Agnew, author of Thanks Johnners and legendary commentator David Lloyd, author of The World According to Bumble, to consider the players, the commentators, the overs and the outs which have kept you on the edge of your seat.

    In the wonderfully honest Before I Forget she shares fond memories and reaches out to everyone who has to cope with this terrible disease today. But when did our favourite bogeyman transform from monster to heartthrob? Historian Dan Jones, vampire expert Tina Rath and Kim Newman, film critic and horror expert, discuss the history of vampires in literature, film and television, and consider their lasting appeal.

    On a rare visit from the US he looks back on his illustrious career and presents his new book, Finishing the Hat. Poet and editor Matthew Hollis, whose long awaited Edward Thomas biography will be published in , joins Owen Sheers to discuss this inspiring friendship. Too often, though, gardeners are intimidated by propagation and the challenge of raising their own seedlings. They discuss the power of these heavenly plants and consider how to unleash their full culinary potential.

    The poets will be reading from their own work as well as from their favourite poems of place across the ages. Was he even a greater man than his father? Can we get closer to these men at a distance of six hundred years? Here he presents his pioneering approach to the Lancastrian kings. In this illustrated talk, she makes an absorbing case for the importance of the writers, artists and imagination of that time.

    Can we distinguish them from gods, faeries, ghosts, and aliens? Why do they remain so popular? And what might they teach us about human existence? The author of Angels, A History, David Albert Jones joins us to consider all these questions and more, in a thought-provoking talk.

    Some were Christian, some Muslim, some criminals, some devout warriors. Here Adrian Tinniswood sheds light on a remarkable clash of civilisations and a unique culture, including pirate etiquette and intimidation tactics. During this practical workshop she will explore with you how to use your voice and think about language effectively. She will nurture your own distinctive sound and help you to discover the full potential of your voice.

    Medieval churches, Tudor alleyways and Georgian terraces vanished for ever, to be replaced by concrete office-blocks and shopping malls. But who are the real heroes of the built environment? Gavin Stamp, Tom Dyckhoff and Matthew Rice discuss the architects whose work they most value and admire. Are difficult sacrifices inevitable or are there more creative solutions to be found? The winner of our schools debating competition will go through to the next round of the Institute of Ideas Debating Matters Competition. She joins us to celebrate its second series, and her enticing accompanying book.

    They are joined by Jane Draycott who creates a world of echoing voices and reflections in Over. Chaired by Peter Guttridge. David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science and author of the criticallyacclaimed The Pinch, argues that the baby-boomer generation have thrived at the expense of their children. In this appetizing event, she joins Hardeep Singh Kohli to chat about Entertaining at Home and demonstrate some of her delectable recipes for great family food.

    Leading horror and fantasy writer Lisa Tuttle, editor of the acclaimed Skin of the Soul horror anthology, joins Ramsey Campbell, author of The Grin of the Dark and Sarah Pinborough, author of A Matter of Blood, to discuss their writing, and why scaring ourselves to death makes us feel better. Liaquat Ahamed tells the gripping story of The Lords of Finance, considering the role of individuals at the heart of global catastrophe, and considering the elite group of early 20th century bankers whose decisions could have avoided financial meltdown.

    Join the author as she explains in an illustrated talk how pyramid friezes, archaeological finds and contemporary documents shed a fascinating light on this ancient people and their everyday lives and beliefs. He looked at her intently and poured the expresso shot into the milky froth. B1 The Playhouse Age Be prepared to laugh your socks off with Jeremy Strong! Hear all about his new cosmic creation Dr Bonkers as well as how he went from doughnut stuffer to multi-award-winning author. Meet polar bear cobblers, hungry trolls and learn essential intergalactic survival techniques such as how to shake hands with a Bubonic Strangler.

    Tent Age Tent Age 2. High creator, Keith Brumpton for this premiership event. Have a go yourself and you might get the chance to win an original drawing. He returns to the world of Larten Crepsley in Birth of a Killer, an epic blood soaked journey with a vampire who started out as a nobody but ended up changing the world. Messy hands and big smiles guaranteed! Hear Jan read from Arthur and the Meanies, her new picture book about friendship, and make your very own tiger mask inspired by one of the characters!

    Ever wondered what would happen if time travel existed? Travel through time with Alex Scarrow, author of the fantastic new adventure series, TimeRiders as he hosts a thrilling history gameshow taking team members from the audience and some clues from his new book in the series, TimeRiders: Day of the Predator. Our popular series of workshops is specifically designed for children. The capacity of these workshops is kept low to enable the children to be able to engage in more depth with a specific subject or to have more dedicated time for a make-and-do project.

    In an exciting collaboration for , we are delighted to welcome specialist practitioners from the Royal Shakespeare Company to Cheltenham, presenting a series of exciting and dynamic workshops for children of all ages. High fans! Hear her talk about Cherry Crush, the first book in a brand new series Chocolate Box Girls, and learn all her best tips for daydreaming and how to get away with it!

    Prepare to create some impressive pop-ups and come up with your very own 3D adventure story. You are only required to purchase a ticket for each child attending, and not for any accompanying adults. The RSC has a superb record of innovative and inspiring programmes designed to connect children and young people with Shakespeare and open up theatre-making to new audiences.

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