Belfast’s David Estey will visit Camden Public Library to talk about his book, “Whoop and Drive ’er! Growing Up in Aroostook County, Maine” Tuesday, June 30, at 7 p.m.

Estey is an artist and writer who grew up in northern Maine and now lives and works in Belfast. The book is an humorous memoir of colorful characters in Northern Maine in the 1940s and ‘50s, plus later episodes on the coast of Maine and in Italy, the Army, the IRS, the South and the art world, with a conversational style, detailed observations of time and place and personal art and photos from the artist’s past.

Estey grew up in Fort Fairfield, Presque Isle, and Belfast. He graduated from Rhode Island School of Design and George Washington University. Besides a federal career in public affairs, he has lived, taught, exhibited and sold his art in the Mid-Atlantic states, North Carolina and Maine. His award-winning work is in collections worldwide.

During the talk, Estey will show original pieces of art from the book and examples of his current abstract work.

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