Maine artist, writers to showcase ‘Summer Stories’ at Ellsworth Public Library

Posted Dec. 03, 2013, at 10:07 a.m.

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Location: Ellsworth Public Library, 20 State St., Ellsworth, Maine

For more information: Charlene Churchill; (207) 667-6363;

ELLSWORTH, Maine — Maine artist Leslie Anderson will present “Summer Stories,” a collection of short stories accompanied by Anderson’s paintings on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Ellsworth Public Library.

In “Summer Stories,” Anderson’s paintings capture the people and events characteristic of summers in Maine. The accompanying stories animate the artist’s work, delivering the unique perspective of those who have experienced the magic of summertime in Maine.

According to Sally Webster, Professor of American Art, at City University of New York: “‘Summer Stories’ is a collection of contemporary tales inspired by Leslie Anderson’s rich, sun-filled paintings of beaches and boulders, boats and dogs, visitors and locals. Together, the evocative paintings and fresh narratives create a bittersweet tapestry of summer moments on Maine’s Penobscot peninsula.”

Short stories in this book were selected by acclaimed author and Waterville resident Ron Currie Jr. through a competition sponsored by the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance.

“If you know Maine, you may find yourself in one of these paintings or stories,” said Christine Cote, spokesperson for “Summer Stories” publisher Shanti Arts. “If you’ve never been to Maine, this

book will spark your imagination and make you want to visit Maine to craft your own summer story.”

Anderson lives in Portland and in Sedgwick, where she paints and sells art from her studio-gallery. She and two of the book’s 10 authors will accompany Anderson, and books will be available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments will be served.

To see more events at the Ellsworth Public Library, check out their calendar at

For questions about library programs, call the Ellsworth Public Library at (207) 667-6363. Ellsworth Public Library is located on 20 State St., just near the intersection of Route 1. Find us online:;;;