Elizabeth Peavey is a prizewinning writer, teacher and performer. Her one-woman show, My Mother’s Clothes Are Not My Mother, premiered in Portland in September of 2011 to sold-out houses and toured the state through 2012. She is the author of Glorious Slow Going: Maine Stories of Art, Adventure and Friendship, which was a finalist for the John M. Cole Maine-themed Nonfiction Award in the 2012 Maine Literary Awards. She is also the author of Outta My Way: An Odd Life Lived Loudly and of Maine & Me, which was awarded the Maine Literary Award for Best Maine-themed Book.
Since 1993, her writing has been featured in Down East magazine, where she is a contributing editor. Her monthly humor column, "Outta My Yard," can be found at thebollard.com. She has taught public speaking at the University of Southern Maine since 1993, as well as creative nonfiction at the University of Maine at Farmington. She also teaches writing workshops across the state for the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance and coaches private clients in public speaking. She is a frequent guest lecturer and speaker at Maine schools, libraries and associations.
All of which is to say -- she's never been able to hold down a real job.