Arts: Glances

Write Stuff

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Southwest Harbor Public Library is hosting author Jennifer Linforth to lead a writing brainstorming workshop called From Pen to Publisher to provide new and established writers with a place to freely brainstorm their works in a casual group atmosphere and focus on the building blocks of quality fiction.

Basic elements of fiction writing will be covered, and elements such as internal and external conflict, black moments, turning points and secondary characters and their roles will be addressed.

Participants should arrive at the workshop with an idea for a story; it can be the story as a whole a single scene. Participants should have a rough idea of their characters and plots.

The workshop will meet once a month, on Wednesday evenings. There is no fee. For more information or to sign up, call the library at  244-7065.

U.K. Film Fest

BAR HARBOR — The Criterion Theatre and Arts Center is joining the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the U.K. Film Council and Emerging Pictures in showcasing six recently released independent films produced in the United Kingdom. The films will begin screening Sunday, June 19 and end screening Sunday, July 10.

“We’re delighted to be curating this series, called ‘From Britain with Love,’ which highlights the exceptional vibrancy of the British film industry, and offers our audience a wonderful opportunity to engage with new emerging U.K. talent,” said Scott Foundas, associate program director at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. “I hope that U.S. audiences enjoy discovering these wonderful films and see for themselves the vitality and diversity the British film industry has to offer.”

The series will include three films making their U.S. premieres. “Toast,” starring Helena Bonham Carter and Freddy Highmore, connects food and loss as it follows a young boy’s struggling relationship with his father after the death of his mother. “In Our Name,” which stars Joanne Froggatt, follows the perspective of a female soldier recently returned from war in Iraq. “Third Star,” stars Benedict Cumberbatch as a young man diagnosed with a terminal illness who joins three of his lifelong friends for an adventure in a stunning coastal retreat.

Also showing are: “A Boy Called Dad,” staring Kyle Ward, which follows a boy who becomes a father at 14; “Africa United,” which tells the story of three Rwandan children who walk 3,000 miles to the World Cup in South Africa; and “Neds,” which stars Conor McCarron as a young man who joins a gang who live on the streets.

For ticket information, visit or call 288-3441.

Hulls Cove Trio

ELLSWORTH — Three Hulls Cove artists – Meri Fox-Szauter, Robert Packie and Tammy Packie will exhibit their work at the Gallery Grand in the space next the Grand Auditorium in Ellsworth throughout June.
The works on display range from Ms. Fox-Szauter’s pen-and-ink drawings of subjects ranging from fairies to crows, to Mr. Packie oil paintings and colored pencil drawings of the Mount Desert Island landscape, and Ms. Packie’s documentary photographs of the coast of Maine.
The Gallery Grand at 169 Main St. in Ellsworth is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday or by appointment. For more information, call 288-5442 or e-mail [email protected].

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