The Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center series continues on January 21 at 3 pm with Penny Guisinger, who’ll read from her upcoming memoir, give a short talk about creative nonfiction, and answer questions. Attendees will be offered a chance to participate in an optional, fun writing exercise designed to generate some metaphors.

Guisinger is the author of Postcards from Here and the forthcoming Shift: A Memoir of Identity and Other Illusions. Her work has appeared in Fourth Genre, River Teeth, Guernica, Solstice Literary Magazine, and others. Pushcart nominated, a Maine Literary Award winner, and a three-time notable in Best American Essays, she is a co-director of Iota Short Forms and a former assistant editor at Brevity. Penny is a graduate of the Stonecoast MFA Program. 

Penny Guisinger

The Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center series is a winter offering of informal and interactive programs every Sunday at 3 pm at Eastport Arts Center. The events are offered by voluntary donation, with proceeds shared equally between the presenters and EAC ongoing program The Concert Series, which offers year-round programming run by volunteers. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. The full series schedule, which runs weekly through early April, skipping Easter Sunday, may be found at

Copies of the hot-off-the-press ‘Shift: A Memoir of Identity and Other Illusions’ will be available for purchase at the event.

Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport, and at, and is handicapped-accessible. EAC abides by the State of Maine CDC COVID guidelines, revisiting our policy monthly. At this time, the use of masks in our building is optional. 

Penny Guisinger, who’ll talk creative nonfiction, read from her new memoir, and even get attendees going with a metaphor-writing exercise for EAC’s Sunday series on January 21 is shown speaking at Iota Short Forms’ annual conference and retreat.