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A new documentary explores immigrant youth and their place in Maine and America

"Back in the Congo, we heard rumors that America is paradise — where everything is perfect, money flows like water, you can eat as much as you want, whenever you want, you can get anything," says Emmanuel Muya, one of 15 immigrant high school students fe
The weight of the world
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 25, 2012

Found in translation

When Susan Conley, her husband, and their two young boys moved from Maine to Beijing in 2008, she had plans to write about her experience as a mother in that huge, foreign world.
Local book launch
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 04, 2011

The kids are all-write

Recently I spoke to a group of aspiring food writers attending the Young Authors camp at the Telling Room. I don't know about them, but I learned some things.
Telling Room young authors take on Portland's food scene
By BRIAN DUFF  |  August 13, 2010

Irish-American writers at The Telling Room

Kind of a lot going on tonight, so we'll leave you to explore this week's TWO and Clash offerings in listings. Meanwhile, The Telling Room...
By webteam  |  March 10, 2010

Give and learn

We shudder to repeat the clichéd adage about teaching a man to fish . . . But it's true that education offers deep rewards — ones that last longer, in many cases, than physical items.
Instructional gifts are a joy for the giver and receiver alike
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 11, 2009