Please join us at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Portland on Saturday, April 13th at 10AM to get a copy of Ed Rice's Robin Emery: Maine's First Lady of Road Racing during the 90th annual Portland Boys & Girls Club Race that will honor the subject of his book, Robin Emery. Robin Emery of Ellsworth, Maine is a pioneer in the sport of road racing, or distance running. She fell in love with the sport of running in 1967 and, fifty years later, she is still at it. When she started, women weren't allowed to race with men and there were no sports teams for girls in schools, but that was no deterrent. Whether you're running in the race or a cheering someone on, this is a wonderful chance to get a copy of a book about a woman who made huge impact for women in sports.
To learn more about the Boys and Girls Clubs of Portland visit their website.
Ed Rice grew up in Bangor and has been an arts critic for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, Maine Times, and Maine Public Broadcasting System's "Maine Things Considered." He has taught journalism and communication studies at several colleges, as well as taught high school English and coached cross country. He lives with his wife, Susan, in New Brunswick, Canada.