This summer’s IRW Community Book Club gave children and adults the chance to follow the adventures of Skiff Beaman Jr., the main character in The Young Man and the Sea by Rodman Philbrick. This program, originally scheduled for summer 2020, was a celebration of Maine and its characters that brought participants together, through reading and…

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When Douglass Cornman, Director of Island Outreach for the Maine Seacoast Mission, asked IRW to collaborate on a literacy program on Isle au Haut called “Processing the Pandemic Through Art,” we jumped aboard! The goal of the program was to allow island residents to depict their experiences and emotions throughout the pandemic into a book…

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