Caribou-based Echoes magazine will celebrate 25 years of continuous quarterly publication July 21 at 3 p.m. in the University of Maine at Presque Isle Campus Center. Writers, artists and photographers who contribute to Echoes will display and sell their work, donating items to be awarded as door prizes during the afternoon.
A complete selection of back issues and free posters also will be available.
A program scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. will include readings by popular columnist Glenna Johnson Smith of Presque Isle and Echoes co-founder Gordon Hammond of Westfield.
Presque Isle native Roger Akeley will read from his book about Aroostook County potato houses titled Embedded Memories. Columnist Lucy Leaf of Surry will describe the realities of living the simple life, and Bridgewater writer Melissa Jenks will read a selection from her original fiction.
Advertisers who have helped keep Echoes in business for 25 years will receive special recognition during the program, and a slide show spanning Echoes 25 years will run continuously.
Echoes contributors who will bring their books to sell include David Bergquist of Hermon, Lisa Colburn of Orono, Susan Daigneault of North Berwick, Gordon Hammond of Westfield, Kathryn Olmstead of Caribou and Glenna Smith of Presque Isle.
Artists who will be showing and selling their work at the celebration include Richard Clark of Perham, Shari Ireland of Castle Hill and Mary Sanipass of Presque Isle, maker of traditional Micmac ash baskets.
Violin, piano and vocal music will be provided by Stephen Boody of New Sweden and Kellie Moody and Emma Duplissie Cyr of Caribou.
Posters placed throughout central Aroostook County to announce the anniversary celebration were created by students participating in the My Friend’s House after-school program in Fort Fairfield, directed by Angela Williams.
For more information contact Kathryn Olmstead, 207-498-8564 firstname.lastname@example.org