Writer’s Forum 09/08/05

On September 8, author Cynthia Thayer will join members of her writers group in reading their poems and prose on Writers Forum, a WERU program featured the second Thursday of every month from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with host Dr. Betty Duff.

Cynthia Thayer is the author of three novels, A Certain Slant of Light, Strong for Potatoes, and most recently, A Brief Lunacy, from Algonquin Books. She also writes for Northern New England Journey, AAA, and teaches fiction writing with Turnstone Writers Workshop and Schoodic Arts for All. She and her husband, Bill, live on an organic farm in Gouldsboro on Schoodic Peninsula.

Annaliese Jakimides’ essays, poetry, and short stories have been published in Hip Mama, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Southeast Review, and GQ Italy, among others. Essays have been included in collections such as The Essential Hip Mama and Room to Grow (“Choice?? is currently required reading for all incoming freshmen at the University of South Carolina). Short fiction is forthcoming in Leaving Home, a collection edited by Molly McQuade. Work has been broadcast on Maine Public Radio and National Public Radio. Her poems and short stories have been cited in national competitions. A freelance copy editor and the assistant director of the Belfast Poetry Festival, 10/7–10/9, she is a consulting editor and writes the “Last Word” essay and arts interview for Bangor Metro magazine.

Christopher Barstow was born in Connecticut and educated at Old Orchard Beach High School and Ripan College in Wisconsin. He lives in Lamoine with his wife and daughter and has just completed his first novel.

Kristen Britain is the best-selling author of the fantasy novels, Green Ride, and First Rider’s Call, and was for many years a ranger at Acadia National Park. Currently she resides in Bar Harbor with an Irish terrier and an orange cat.