News Feature

Originally published in Castine Patriot, July 11, 2013
A call for words and pictures
Sculpture committee asks, what makes Castine unique?

The Castine Sculpture Committee has put a call out for contributions of images and words for a forthcoming book on Castine.

The committee plans to assemble and publish the book as a keepsake for Castine residents and to raise funds for the Schoodic sculpture coming to Castine in 2014.

Although there is much that is historically significant about Castine—and some of that will be included—the book will focus on the Castine of today and what makes it special and unique, according to a press release.

It will contain photos, artwork, prose and poetry, and include submissions by seasonal and year-round residents that illustrate what Castine means to them or what they feel could only be found in Castine.

Images might include photographs, artwork or simple drawings of places, people, architectural details, activities, landscapes, and the like, according to the press release. The committee is also accepting written submissions in the form of essays, poems, one-liners, letters and quotations from others.

The committee asks that contributors label each submission with name and telephone number, and let the committee know if the item should be returned to you.

Submissions are solely for the use of the forthcoming book, and contributors will be credited but not paid for work used.

For more information, contact Sculpture Committee chairman Deborah Neve at 902-3644. Submissions should be sent to CSC - Book, P.O. Box 692, Castine, ME 04421 or emailed to