June 9, 2020 - I'm pleased to have been invited to give a Zoom presentation for the lunchtime meeting of the Bangor area Tuesday Forum on June 9th. They wanted to hear from an author, so I'll be talking about the circuitous path that brought me here - on the threshold of publishing my first book. The Tuesday Forum is a local women's networking group. I look forward to some great lunchtime conversation.
March 7-10, 2018 --
I am excited to be attending my first AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) conference this spring in Tampa, Florida from March 7-10. I hope to connect with other writers and talk to agents about representation for one or both of my completed manuscripts!
If you haven't seen them yet, take a look at February, March, and April 2017 issues of Bangor Metro!
My feature story about the Green Gem center in Bangor, Maine was in Bangor Metro's February issue. In March I highlighted the Caribou Russet potato, Maine's newest potato star. The April issue has a story I wrote about a local engineer/entrepreneur who has invented a cutting edge machine that uses 3D printing to make shoes. Check them out!
Friday, July 1, 2016. Great Cranberry Island Historical Society Many thanks to GCIHS! We had a full house and a fun time.
Island home as inspiration: Rachel Field, Hortense Flexner, and me.
Why is it so fascinating to visit the former homes of artists and writers? Is it just the idea of a house's creative history that inspires our imagination? Is there something inherent in certain places that has universal inspirational appeal? Or is there actually something undefinable that lingers in the air, in the dusty corners, some legacy of creative energy that infuses the soul of those who cross the threshold?
Through stories and pictures, Robin Clifford Wood will explore these questions in the context of her house on Sutton Island. The 1898 building gave literary inspiration to several former residents, including Maine author, Rachel Field and the writer Hortense Flexner. Wood, a former columnist for the Bangor Daily News, has been working on a biography of Rachel Field for eight years.
The event will take place on July 1st on Great Cranberry Island at 4:45pm. The Beal and Bunker ferry has a 4:00pm boat from Northeast Harbor to Great Cranberry, and a 6:45pm boat back to Northeast.
March 22nd, 2016 Many thanks to Southwest Harbor Library!
I was honored to be a featured presenter in the Women's History Month events at the Southwest Harbor Library in Southwest Harbor, Maine, part of the Acadia National Park Centennial 2016 celebrations. On March 22nd, I spoke about two woman writers, Hortense Flexner and Rachel Field. Among their other accomplishments, Flexner and Field wrote beautiful poetry inspired by a particular island off the coast of Maine. Both women resided during their summer months in the same house that now belongs to my family, Field from 1922 to 1938, and Flexner from the 1940's through the 1960s. I enjoyed speaking about their work and about what it means to share creative space with inspiring artists from the past.