Meet Maggie Pincus - 27 East

Arts & Living

Arts & Living / 1563548

Meet Maggie Pincus

icon 3 Photos
Cover of

Cover of "The Life Inside Maggie Pincus" by David Billingham.

Author David Billingham.

Author David Billingham.

Hampton Bays author David Billingham with his children Lily, Sam and Jack.

Hampton Bays author David Billingham with his children Lily, Sam and Jack.

authorStaff Writer on Nov 22, 2019

For the last 20 years, David Billingham, a Hampton Bays resident, has been the camp director of The Southampton Fresh Air Home. But Billingham has also long had a passion for writing, and this past summer, published his first book, “The Life Inside Maggie Pincus.”

The book poses many questions — among them “What would life be like living inside the human body?” “What if you were a 12-year-old orphan saved from a life of servitude with an awful stepmother and three evil stepbrothers?” “What if your new life consists of being smaller than an ant and you are learning about a war, in which the best outcome largely depends on you?”

Billingham answers these questions and more in “The Life Inside Maggie Pincus,” the first in his imaginative and fantastical trilogy. The book takes readers on a journey with 12-year-old girl Maggie as she maneuvers through a not-so-average living environment. She soon learns it’s up to her to figure things out as she attempts to bridge the gap between two worlds.

On Sunday, December 1, at 1:30 p.m. Billingham will take part in his first book signing event at House of Wellness, 4 Springville Road in Hampton Bays. Light refreshments will be served. Billingham is currently working on his second book, which he hopes to be available by next spring. Learn more at davidbillingham.com.

You May Also Like:

Community In Crisis – A Visual Diary: An Exhibition of Photography

Introduction   The purpose of the exhibition Community in Crisis is to create a visual ... 8 Jul 2020 by Staff Writer

Author Donovan Moore Tells the True Story Of Astrophysicist Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

In the male dominated scientific field of the early 20th century, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin aimed for ... 7 Jul 2020 by Marisa Valentino

Tales From The Green Room: Director Marcia Milgrom Dodge Looks Back at Eight Bay Street Shows

As a theater director and choreographer, Marcia Milgrom Dodge (aka MMD) typically spends a lot ... by Annette Hinkle

A Lifeline During A Pandemic: Fischl And Ross Help Hamptons Arts Network Create A Grant Program For Local Artists

It began recently, as many things do, with a phone call. Andrea Grover, executive director ... 6 Jul 2020 by Annette Hinkle

Film Explores Life Of Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

On July 8, Hamptons Doc Fest founder/executive director Jacqui Lofaro added access to the first-run ... by Staff Writer

Bryan Hunt’s ‘Lunarium’ Comes To Duck Creek

The Arts Center at Duck Creek is pleased to announce “Lunarium” featuring paintings by artist Bryan Hunt. This exhibition will open to the public on July 11 and will remain on view through August 2. The works presented in “Lunarium” are from a series of paintings which began as working diagrams for large scale sculptures that are not yet realized. Each of the three 10-foot high works shown depict a planet, and a painting, built of an amalgam of imagery and information from Hunt’s varying bodies of work. The fictional planets are anchored by black and white photographs that dictate ... by Staff Writer

Pick Up Some Art In The Park

Southampton Artists Association (SAA) presents “Art In The Park,” an exhibition on Saturday and Sunday, ... by Staff Writer

Meet The Winners At A Virtual Salon

On Thursday, July 9, from 4 to 5 p.m., Guild Hall Museum hosts a virtual art salon to celebrate the winners of its 82nd Artist Members Exhibition. Curatorial assistant, Casey Dalene, will interview the top winners, chosen by guest juror, Susan Thompson, associate curator at the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum. Each artist will discuss the piece that they entered in the show and why they chose that particular piece for this year’s exhibition.
Top nine winning categories include: Top Honors, Best Representational Work, Best Abstract, Best Photograph, Best Sculpture, Catherine and Theo Hios Best Landscape, Best Mixed Media, Best Work on ... by Staff Writer

Art Returns To Remsenburg

ArtRemsenburg is currently presenting an intimate visual arts show featuring a group of four acclaimed local artists from Remsenburg and the surrounding area. “This is a special show celebrating the re-opening of the Academy for the season, however belated.” stated ArtRemsenburg committee member Paul Dempsey, “We will be practicing social distancing and a mask will be required to enter.” All the works are for sale, interested buyers will deal directly with the artists to arrange sales. A website has been set up for reference with all of the show info: hamptonsgateway.com/artremsenburg This special return show will be on view Friday, ... by Staff Writer

The Work Of Cuban Artist Tomás Sánchez At Alone Gallery

Alone Gallery’s “Spotlight 3” exhibition, on view from July 9 to 17, features paintings by Tomás Sánchez.
Arguably the most famous living Cuban artist, Tomás Sánchez’s idyllic landscape paintings possess a calmness that radiates out of the canvas and through their viewers. The blue skies and clear waters seem frozen in time, just delicately enough to start moving again the moment we avert our eyes.
Sánchez often sings the praises of meditation, to which his work is inextricably linked; his paintings are ideal for solitary viewing. Now for eight days, they’ll transform the Alone Gallery space into a remote oasis that brings ... by Staff Writer
logo

Welcome to our new website!

To see what’s new, click “Start the Tour” to take a tour.

We welcome your feedback. Please click the
“contact/advertise” link in the menu bar to email us.

Start the Tour
Landscape view not supported