Elizabeth Peavey is an award-winning writer, performer and educator. Her one-woman show, My Mother’s Clothes Are Not My Mother, has played to sold-out houses since 2011 and received the Maine Literary Award for Best Drama. She also performs an abbreviated version of My Mother’s Clothes and conducts talkback sessions for eldercare audiences, including the Annual Maine Geriatrics Conference and the USM Symposium on Aging. Peavey served as a lecturer of public speaking at the University of Southern Maine for over 20 years. She currently works with corporate and private speech clients in fields ranging from the arts and advocacy to finance and industry.
She is the author of three books, most recently, Glorious Slow Going, a collaboration with renowned landscape painter Marguerite Robichaux.
Her countless features and humor writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Down East magazine since 1993. She taught creative non-fiction at University of Maine, Farmington, and her popular memoir workshops have been presented by the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance since the days of quill and parchment. In 2015, she launched a memoir-writing program for older adults and went on to develop an online version through OLLI’s Senior College. She is a frequent guest lecturer and speaker at schools, libraries and associations across the state.
All of which is to say, she’s never been able to hold down a real job.