Monday, June 25, 2012
Elizabeth Peavey is a Portland-based freelance writer and teacher. Her one-woman show, My Mother's Clothes Are Not My Mother, premiered in Portland this past fall to sold-out houses and is now touring the state. She is the author of Outta My Way: An Odd Life Lived Loudly and of Maine & Me, which was awarded the Maine Literary Award for Best Maine-themed Book. Since 1993, her writing has been featured in Down East magazine, where she is a contributing editor. She teaches public speaking at the University of Southern Maine and has also taught creative nonfiction at the University of Maine at Farmington. Her latest book, Glorious Slow Going -- a collaboration with renowned Maine landscape painter Marguerite Robichaux -- was one of three finalists for the John N. Cole Maine-themed Nonfiction Award in the upcoming Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance Maine Literary Awards.