Arts & living

  • Author to speak about latest teen thriller

    Author to speak about latest teen thriller

    ELLSWORTH — When Gillian French was in sixth grade, she and her friend saw something spooky. For years, they had passed by a dilapidated old house in Searsport with a ‘condemned’ sign in front. For most people, that sign meant danger. But for a kid like French, in love with scary books like “The Ghost

  • Downtown festivities coming up

    Downtown festivities coming up

    ELLSWORTH — Whether it’s crafting beer or blown-glass pumpkins, downtown Ellsworth will be abuzz with artisans demonstrating and selling their creations and related activities Wednesday-Sunday, Oct. 11-15. In synch with the Maine Crafts Association’s Maine Craft Weekend, Heart of Ellsworth will host Art of Ellsworth: Maine Craft Weekend with dozens of artists, nonprofits and businesses

  • Novelist Jonathan Lethem to open Word festival

    Novelist Jonathan Lethem to open Word festival

    BLUE HILL — A town so oozing with writers that the New York Times did a piece on that very subject was deserving of its own literary festival. And now it has one thanks to local organizers, including Sarah Pebworth, Brooklin children’s author Ellen Booraem, creative writing teacher Lee Lehto, writer and editor Marie Epply

  • “Word” fest to offer wealth of workshops

    “Word” fest to offer wealth of workshops

    BLUE HILL — Workshops on political poetry and preserving memories, as well as kids’ activities and a panel discussion on children’s and young adult literature, will be among the offerings at Word, the literary arts festival debuting here Oct. 20-22. Saturday, Oct. 21, will feature three two-hour workshops for adults: political poetry with melissa christine