What does it mean to live in Maine? Emily Powers ’14 is exploring the question in a very personal way this summer as she crafts a collection of short stories about Lewiston-Auburn, Maine, where she grew up.
Powers’ “Short Stories From My Hometown” consists of fictional works rooted in real-life local culture. For example, one of her stories centers around recent fires that displaced many of the Somali refugees who have increasingly sought asylum in Lewiston-Auburn. Besides incorporating written resources and her own experiences as a Mainer, Powers has been carrying out original research, interviewing community members to hear their personal perspectives on living in Maine.