Author Archives: Taylor Mace

Mock Newbery at Pemetic Elementary School

Since last fall, a group of 10 fifth and sixth graders at Pemetic Elementary School in Southwest Harbor have been reading away as part of IRW’s Mock Newbery book club. Last Monday, the club members revealed their pick for the Mock Newbery winner and honor books! “Forever Or a Long, Long Time” by Caela Carter […]

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Inter-Island event with Steve Costanza on Isle Au Haut

Students, teachers and parents from Isle Au Haut, Frenchboro, Monhegan Island, Cliff Island and Cranberry Isles converged on Isle Au Haut September 20-22 for their annual Inter-Island event. IRW participated with guest author, illustrator and musician Steve Costanza who hosted three workshops based on his picture book, “Vivaldi and the Invisible Orchestra,” about a young […]

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Pizza lunch at Milbridge Elementary

Back in May, author Jacqueline Briggs Martin introduced IRW’s Food for Thought program at Milbridge Elementary School (MES) with her books “Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious” and “Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table.” To kick off the program, which is focused on learning about growing food and creating healthy habits, students participated in […]

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IRW celebrates 10 years

As another school year draws near, Island Readers & Writers (IRW) in Southwest Harbor is celebrating its 10th year of bringing innovative, book-centered programs to predominately remote schools across coastal Maine and Washington and Hancock counties. While the seeds of the organization were planted and cultivated beginning in 2004, today it celebrates 10 years as […]

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