Garber shares her ‘Maine’ journey

Dec 06, 2013
Elizabeth Garber

Belfast — Former Belfast Poet Laureate Elizabeth W. Garber will offer an illustrated talk about the creation of her new book, “Maine (Island Time),” which she co-wrote with artist Michael Weymouth, Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.

“Maine (Island Time),” released in October, documents Maine’s spectacular Penobscot Bay in photographs, paintings, poetry and interviews. For the five million visitors who pass through Maine’s Penobscot Bay region each year, few get to experience the mystique of the islands that pepper the bay or to visit the people who inhabit the islands. This book takes the reader on that journey and shines a light on this remarkable region of Maine.

For this evening’s presentation, Garber will discuss the creative process involved in making the book, as well as read some of her poems accompanied by Weymouth’s striking watercolors, oil paintings and photographs.

Garber has lived in Maine for 30 years. Her poetry describes rural life in “Maine: True Affections: Poems from a Small Town” (2012), “Listening Inside the Dance” (2005) and “Pierced by the Seasons” (2004). Three of her poems have been read by Garrison Keillor on “The Writer’s Almanac,” and her poem “Feasting” was included in his “Good Poems for Hard Times.” She was the city’s 2006 Belfast Poet Laureate.

Weymouth was born and raised in Maine. He presides over a 30-person branding design firm with offices in Boston and San Francisco, but retains very firm Maine roots. Even through painting was part of his DNA from the beginning, he placed it on the back burner for more than 40 years as he pursued a design and photography career. This book is a return to his first love. Weymouth lives in Hingham, Mass., with his wife, Peggy.

This program is free and open to the public. Books will be available to purchase for signing. For more information, call the library at 338-3884, ext. 10.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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