Martha White, Writer and Editor

Martha White photo by Molly A. White

Selected Works

Radio podcast of the latest non-fiction title.
Listen (about halfway in) to Sarah Montague's interview with me about E. B. White on Dogs:
NEW! (2013) Essays, Poems & Sketches
"The Dog Show is the only place I know of where you can watch a lady go down on her knees in public to show off the good points of a dog, thus obliterating her own." (E. B. W., "Turtle Bay Diary.")
Literary Quotations
"I admire anyone who has the guts to write anything at all." (E.B.W., "The Art of the Essay," Paris Review)
Correspondence, Biography through Letters
“A man who publishes his letters becomes a nudist – nothing shields him from the world’s gaze except his bare skin.”
– E.B. White
Non-Fiction: Folklore
From the Christian Science Monitor February 28, 2003

Please note: If you are pitching a BUSINESS story, you want Martha C.White, not me.

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Martha White is a writer and editor who lives on the coast of Maine. A longtime contributing editor to Yankee Publishing and The Old Farmer's Almanac, she also compiled two weekly columns for United Feature Syndicate for many years. Her articles, book reviews, short stories, and essays have been published in The New York Times; The Boston Globe; Christian Science Monitor; Early American Life, Country Journal, Down East; Garden Design, Maine Boats Homes and Harbors, and numerous other national magazines and small presses.

Writing Programs, Conferences, & Readings:

Mount Holyoke College, Magna Cum Laude (English major), 1974-1977
Honors: Robert P. Sibley Prize, fiction, 1975

Bread Loaf Writers Conference, audit, summer 1976, 1977
(attended as auditor, student of John Irving)

Mount Holyoke College Writer’s Conference, summer 1988
Fiction Fellow, worked with Valerie Martin

Keene State College, NH, novel-writing with Ernest Hebert, 1986?

Maine Writers & Publishers, Brunswick, Maine – workshop, Diane Benedict, 1991

Borderlands Writers Conference, Tenants Harbor, Maine (Carol Brightman, Jane and Mark Ciabbatori, Wm.Henderson), June 2003

Port-in-a Storm Bookstore, Somesville, ME – Feb. 2007 reading (Letters of E.B.W.

StoneCoast Writer's Conference
Novel writing with Peter Behrens, July 2008
Bowdoin College & StoneCoast, Freeport, Maine

Maine Authors Series Literary Festival
Presenter: E.B. and Katharine S. White Keynote Lecture Introduction, '06, '07, '08
Co-panelist with Charlotte Albright (06), Gary Goshgarian, Tess Gerritsen, etc. (07)

Damariscotta, Maine Reading, February 7, 2012
PRUDENTIAL Center, BOSTON, Levenger's Book Singing, March 1, 2012

MAINE READS presenter, Abromson Ctr, Univ. Southern Maine, March 31, 2012
In the Words of E. B. White

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