2017-12-06 / Arts & Entertainment

Creators of ‘Maine the Way’ at Rolling Fatties

KINGFIELD — Rolling Fatties “Word Buzz” series kicks off for the winter Thursday, Dec. 7 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with the young partners Cameron Held and Christine Reighley, creators of “Maine the Way,” a new Maine-centric magazine.

Word Buzz is a community event to chat about books or other word related topics. Rolling Fatties donates 10 percent of sales during the event to Webster Free Library here in Kingfield.

Maine the Way is a new print exploration of Maine. Using the concept of “slow-journalism,” Held and Reighley actualize the 160-page quarterly with in-depth articles, photo essays, poetry and illustration. Issue 1 met readers in November 2017 and includes a photo essay about Portland’s adversity, “Running North” an article about the tradition of dog sledding in Maine, and chapter 1 of The Extraordinary Story of the North Pond Hermit. According to a spokesperson, the magazine delights with visuals and fascinates with long-form writing.

The magazine grows from a viral Maine Instagram account, @mainetheyway, founded by Reighley in 2014, a Mainer. Her love for the Maine coast as well as the woods and inland waters inspired her creation of @mainetheway, a photography based account of this state. And that’s how she met Held.

Held came to Maine to go to college and after graduating, he landed a photography internship at the Schoolhouse Gallery in Kingfield. He lived at Rolling Fatties—in the literal and in the he-ate-Fatties-every-night sense. “Cam is living proof that a daily habit of enjoying a Fatty stimulates creativity and productivity,” Fatties co-owner Rob MacMichael says. “His photography is something else.” Held is also a talented filmmaker, writer, boat captain and beer drinker.

Together, Held and Reighley say they are excited to have this new platform that supports the arts and artists of the state of Maine.

About Maine the Way: Maine the Way is a quarterly publication of long-form journalism, photography and illustration about Maine. MTW was founded in 2017 by Cam Held and Christine Reighley. It is printed here in Maine with environmentally friendly vegetable based inks, in a 100 percent wind-powered facility.

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