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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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To the islands and beyond!

In his book Faraway Friends, Russ Cox’s characters declare, “To Jupiter and beyond!” On April 25th and 26th, IRW went to the islands and beyond. At North Haven on the 25th, Russ pulled props out of an envelope for 5th – 8th graders to use as prompts to get creative with their newly acquired sketchbooks, […]

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Looking Up with Annette LeBlanc Cate

Bird watching was the name of the game in Pembroke and Edmunds last week when Island Readers and Writers brought author/illustrator Annette LeBlanc Cate and her book, Look Up! Bird-watching in Your Own Backyard, to the region. First up, IRW and Annette visited students in Grades PreK – 6 at Pembroke Elementary School. Annette gave a […]

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Young Writer’s Workshops at Princeton and Sipayik

“Everyone has a story” became the mantra during the three-day Young Writer’s Workshop for 7th and 8th graders at Princeton Elementary, when author Genevieve (G.A.) Morgan, author of the Five Stones Trilogy, guided students in their own writing journey. The focus was the classic, centuries-old Hero’s Journey with its various stages of challenge and revelation. […]

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