Monday, 11 October 2021 13:31

Word is back – and back online!

BLUE HILL – A highlight of the state’s literary calendar is back – and back online – for another year.

As pandemic concerns continue into the fall, organizers for Blue Hill’s beloved Word literary festival have decided that the annual event will return to the online format introduced last year. The festival's free events and paid workshops will be available via Zoom; the dates for the event are October 21-24.

Preregistration is required for all events. Details and registration links are at

While it’s a shame that lexophiles and literary lovers will once more have to wait to engage with one another in person, the show must go on. The truth is that there just aren’t that many events in our region that are fully devoted to the written word. And so, while it might not be ideal that Word has moved once more into the virtual realm, the event still presents a wealth of opportunities for people near and far to engage with some of the incredible talents that are participating this year.

Featured speakers will include novelist Susan Choi and journalist Bob Keyes. The event will also feature four notable poets, as well as some of the region's most popular food writers. In addition, Word also will offer local school visits by children's author/illustrator Russ Cox and children’s/young-adult author Anica Mrose Rissi.

Published in Cover Story
Thursday, 01 August 2013 09:43

Writing a successful grant

Hutchinson Center holds workshop on nuts, bolts and assembly of grants

BELFAST - The University of Maine Hutchinson Center will hold a certificate program in grant writing Aug. 12 and 13. Writing Winning Grant Proposals: Nuts, Bolts and Assembly is the fifth session in the eight-part 2013 Nonprofit Certificate Program.

For many nonprofit volunteer and community based organizations, funding is raised primarily by grant awards from foundations. Some may be government based, while others are from the private sector. Regardless, competition for funding from these sources remains fierce. Research programs and graduate and doctoral students also compete for the same funding. The key to winning out is a well-rounded grant.

Published in Livin'
Maine Jewelry and Art to occupy space that allows for workshops

BANGOR Having a place to display the unique and exquisite pieces of handcrafted jewelry, pottery and accessories has been great for the owners and consigners at Maine Jewelry and Art, but something was missing. 

Amanda Coburn explained that she and her fellow owners have always enjoyed teaching people their crafts, but they are often working out of their own, smaller workspaces in their homes. In Coburn's case, her workshop is situated in her garage, which can be a little cold in the winter.

Published in Biz


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