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IRW & TLC

On November 13, students from five Maine islands will gather in Rockland to read and learn science together, due to a collaboration between Island Readers & Writers (IRW) and the Outer Island Teaching Learning Collaborative (TLC), an Island Institute program. As an IRW Literary Links to Science program, the day’s events will focus on inspiring […]

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North Haven warmly welcomes IRW and The Secret Pool

Rebekah Raye, illustrator, Kim Ridley, author and Ruth Feldman, IRW Program Director headed for North Haven on Monday night in order to be on the island early to begin their day Tuesday at the delightfully designed space that is the North Haven Community School. (They met several “Haven”s while visiting – any connection?) The three […]

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IRW’s on the go, go, go!

From Providence to Swan’s Island, IRW’s on the go, go, go! A book conference, school visits and an office move have had Ruth Feldman, Program Director and Jan Coates, Executive Director on the go! IRW moved to 246 Main Street Southwest Harbor on Friday, September 26 and the unpacking continues!   On October 1, they […]

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The Secret Pool visits Frenchboro

Artist Rebekah Raye and author Kim Ridley visited beautiful Frenchboro yesterday, May 21. What a great way to wind up IRW’s Island Book & Author Program for 2014! Frenchboro’s one-room schoolhouse with 8 children ranging from pre-school to 7th grade was full of the sounds of raindrops and frog croaks, and stories about wood frogs, […]

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City Fish, Country Fish

Science interpreter Mary Cerullo had 90 youngsters at the Lubec Consolidated School spellbound as she talked about the making of her book City Fish, Country Fish and the differences and similarities among fish. The underwater photographs, facts about fish habitats and behaviors, and references to sea life off the Lubec Peninsula made this an impressively […]

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Ribbit, ribbitt, ribbitt…

Budding writers and artists at Deer Isle Stonington Elementary School welcomed spring in with author Kim Ridley and illustrator Rebekah Raye. IRW’s Jan Coates gives us a peek at the day.  A chorus of wood frogs, rain drops and peepers was heard coming from the library at the Deer Isle Stonington Elementary School on Wednesday, […]

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“Touch Blue” visits Whiting!

The patience of students at Whiting Village School finally paid off after they waited a whole day to enjoy their visit from author Cynthia Lord because of a snow storm that cancelled school. We are pleased to share the following reflection from Cynthia Lord on her visit to Whiting School on Friday, March 14. I […]

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