The Field House: A Maine Author Talk by Robin Clifford Wood
Robin Clifford Wood will discuss her new book, a biography-memoir hybrid called The Field House: A Writer’s Life Lost and Found on an Island in Maine. The book is centered on Maine island author Rachel Field, who received a Newbery Award in 1930 for her children’s book, Hitty. Wood’s research interest in Rachel Field began after she purchased Field’s summer house on a small island off the coast of Mt. Desert. Wood will discuss the story behind the book and answer audience questions.
Robin Clifford Wood is an author, poet, blogger, and essayist. She has a BA from Yale, an MA in English from University of Rochester and an MFA in creative writing from University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast program. Wood’s writing has been featured in Port City Life magazine, Bangor Metro, Bangor Daily News, Maine Public Radio’s “Music That Moves Me” series, and Solstice Literary Magazine, which published her essay, “How Do You Help Your Parents Die” in 2019. One of her poems won second place in the 2020 Writer’s Digest Annual Competition, and another, “The Ballad of Hadlock, the Seal Hunter Showman,” was produced by Penobscot Theatre Company as part of their fall 2020 audio theatre program. Wood lives in central Maine with her husband and dogs. She enjoys being active outdoors, playing the piano, crossword puzzles, a really good cheeseburger, and regular visits with her four children and their growing families.
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