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Reaching a new frontier

Shetterly's new memoir, Made for You and Me: Going West, Going Broke, Finding Home is the story of hardships — financial, familial, emotional — not usually the stuff that inspires switching places.
Book of the times
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 11, 2011

Sarah Braunstein's uncomfortable, beautiful hyperreality

There's an unsettling honesty that spills from Portland author Sarah Braunstein's first novel, The Sweet Relief of Missing Children .
(Bitter)sweet emotion
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 25, 2011

Maine Festival of the Book with Tess Gerritsen + Anita Shreve

The strangely underpromoted (unless you listen to MPBN) Maine Festival of the Book begins its fourth go-round tonight, with most of its events taking place...
By webteam  |  April 07, 2010

Vicki Myron at USM's Abromson Center

 The polar opposite of that happening is at USM’s Abromson Center in Portland, where author VICKI MYRON, of the Christmas-gift favorite Dewey: The Small-Town Library...
By webteam  |  September 16, 2009

Living classics

Contemporary music will be the centerpiece of the 14th annual Portland Chamber Music Festival.
Premieres by three contemporary composers
By BEN MEIKLEJOHN  |  August 15, 2007

Indulge me

If Dave Eggers’s career is any indication, the best way to become a writer of importance is to convince everyone you’re a self-indulgent jerk and then pull the rug out from under them.
How the writer of a generation stopped speaking for himself
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  February 14, 2007


Thinking ahead

On the civic side of things comes a new play, a public-service production about sex education, from ADD VERB PRODUCTIONS .
The coming year on the boards
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 29, 2006