Olson House

Inside the Olson House

“The House is bleak. There is no softening landscape, no adjacent buildings other than a lonely barn to add the warmth that a cluster provides, only sky as the limitless background to a house that is unadorned. One believes Wyeth when he said of the house, ‘I just couldn’t stay away from there. It was Maine.’ “

Writing Workshop

2017 Writing Workshop

Whether you’re a professional writer or write as a hobby, let the editors of Down East help you advance your craft. Learn what magazines are looking for from writers, hone your skills, and get out and enjoy Maine at the same time. September 6–9, 2017

Maine Ideas

8 Crazy Maine Ideas

We asked our contributors to throw skepticism out the window and float a few moonshot proposals that’d impact Maine for the better.