Melinda Rice ~ Program Director

Melinda Rice oversees scheduling events.  She joined the Jesup after a long career in journalism that included work as a newspaper reporter and editor in Texas, New York and the Washington, D.C. area; and freelance work for newspapers and magazines nationwide.   “I’m working with great people toward the common cause of creating a community space that incorporates books, technology and people. What could be better?” 

She is the author of a travel book and four novels for middle-graders, and has won awards for reporting, writing, editing and photography.  She is also a Registered Maine Guide and former owner of Carpe Diem Kayaking.  In her spare time she still loves kayaking the ocean and inland waters of the Maine coast, and indulging a lifelong passion for books.