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Island Home as Inspiration: Rachel Field, Hortense Flexner, and Robin Clifford Wood

Rachel Field on Sutton Island
Date: Tuesday Mar 22, 2016
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Many artists have fallen under the spell of a particular 120-year old summer home on Sutton Island, one of the Cranberry Isles of Maine.  In this presentation, Robin Clifford Wood will discuss three women who cumulatively inhabited the house for nearly a hundred years:  naturalist Rachel Field, poet Hortense Flexner, and herself.  All three found inspiration for their writing in the craggy, seaside cliffs, the pointed firs, the tolling bell buoys, and the rhythm of the pulsing tides.

This event is part of the Southwest Harbor Public Library’s celebration of Women’s History Month and the Acadia Centennial: “A Passion for Acadia,” an exhibit and series of events focusing on art, women, and Acadia.

Image: Rachel Field and Spriggin on Sutton Island

Location: Southwest Harbor Public Library
338 Main Street
Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
Contact Name: Candy Emlen
Contact Phone #: 207-244-7065
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Event Sponsor(s): Southwest Harbor Public Library 

This is a free event.

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