Peavey, Elizabeth (1959 - )

Genre: Non-Fiction

Portland resident Elizabeth Peavey grew up in Maine, left, and returned.

She's a columnist, journalist, and editor, serving as contributing editor for Down East magazine from 1997 to the present. Her book, Maine and Me: Ten Years of Down East Adventures (2004), is a compilation of her writing for Down East magazine.

Her second book, Outta My Way: An Odd Life Lived Loudly, is a collection of humourous essays written for the Casco Bay Weekly.

She also wrote the chapter on Maine for Fodor's Road Guide USA (2001).

Peavey teaches public speaking at University of Southern Maine and writing workshops for Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. Previously, she taught creative nonfiction at the University of Maine at Farmington. She writes a monthly column for The Bollard, a Portland publication.

Selected Bibliography

  • Maine & Me: Ten Years of Down East Adventures (2004)
  • Outta My Way (2005)
  • A Year in the Woods of Maine: Paintings by Margeurite Robichaux (2009)
  • My Mother's Clothes Are Not My Mother (play) (2012) winner, Maine Literary Awards Drama Award

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