William Peak works for the Talbot County Free Library. He edits the library’s newsletter, writes press releases, writes and designs promotional material, does public speaking for the library, leads book and poetry discussions, works both the Reference and Circulation Desks, and writes The Star Democrat’s library column (archived at www.tcfl.org/peak/).

Peak’s poetry and prose have been published in The Delmarva Review and the Tidewater Times. He is very proud of the fact that The Delmarva Review this year nominated one of his poems for a Pushcart Prize. Before moving to Talbot County in 1996, Peak worked as a writer for the National Association of Broadcasters in Washington, D.C. He has also worked freelance, writing exhibit scripts and label copy for museums in Washington and on the Eastern Shore. He is a member of the board of the Talbot County Arts Council. Peak received his undergraduate degree from Washington & Lee University and his master’s from the writing program at Hollins University.