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Book Launch for Writing the Land: Maine

A virtual book launch party!

The Event

Join Maine Coast Heritage Trust, other land trusts, and Maine poets for a virtual celebration of the launch of “Writing the Land: Maine,” a new collection of poetry inspired by the beauty of conserved land in Maine.

This inspired work paired 13 land trusts with 27 poets across Maine. The poets “adopted” conserved lands and made poems inspired by their experiences in these protected places.

MCHT was honored to have poet Ian Ramsey choose Whaleboat Island, a stunning island preserve in Casco Bay, for his work. His beautiful and varied poems illuminate the island’s diverse features and the complex emotions it brings forth in those who pass time there.

Several of the poets will read their work aloud at this special event.

The Book

Each chapter of the book includes information about the land trusts and land open to the public, along with the poems. Tim Glidden, MCHT’s president from 2011 through 2021, wrote the foreword.


This event is free and open to the public, however, registration is required and limited!

Register today and we’ll send you a reminder with the Zoom link prior to the event.

More info

Visit for more information about this collaboration and to purchase a book.