Saturday, June 25, 2016; 7 PM

Lowry's Lodge poetry reading series in Westbrook

Poets Megan Grumbling and Bob McKibben will feature at the Lowry's Lodge regular reading. Refreshments. $3 suggested donation. Continuum for Creativity, 863 Main Street, Westbrook.

Thursday, July 14, 2016; 7 PM

Poetry at Longfellow Books

Longfellow Books in Monument Square, Portland will host a reading featuring Moon Pie Press poets with new books: Kevin Sweeney of South Portland and David McCann of Watertown, Mass. Free. Refreshments.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016; 6:30 PM

Surette in Amesbury, MA

Prime Time Poets: Costello Transportation Center, 68 Elm Street, Amesbury, Mass. Feature and open mike.

Friday, June 17, 2016; 7 PM

Pam Smith and Doug Woodsum at Harlow Gallery

The always-interesting Harlow Gallery in Hallowell, ME hosts the Bookey Readings, a wonderful poetry series. Pam Burr Smith and Doug Woodsum, both Moon Pie Press poets and excellent readers, will feature.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016; 6 PM

Poetry Hoot in Portsmouth, NH

Poetry Hoot is a weekly reading at Café Espresso, 738 Islington Street, Portsmouth. Ellen Taylor is one of the two featured readers on this date.

Friday, May 27, 2016; 7 PM

Bookey Readings at the Harlow Gallery, Hallowell

This series is at the wonderful Harlow Gallery, 160 Water Street, Hallowell. Featured readers are accomplished poets Ellen Taylor and Dave Morrison. $3 suggested donation. Refreshments.

Saturday, May 21, 2016; 4 PM

Local Writers at the Local Buzz

This excellent series features Jane Martin, fiction; Dana Robbins, poetry; Kathy Eliscu, nonfiction on this date. 4-5 PM. Local Buzz is at 327 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME. Nice coffee/wine bar with locally sourced foods and local artists' work.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016; 6 PM

Dana Robbins takes Manhattan!

Poet Dana Robbins and memoirist Ann Hedreen will read at the Cornelia St. Café, 29 Cornelia Street, NYC. (212)989-9319 for reservation.

Saturday, April 23, 2016; 4 PM

Local Writers at the Local Buzz

Special all-poetry reading to honor National Poetry Month. 4-5 PM. Free. Local Buzz is a wine and coffee bar serving locally sourced food. Pond Cove Plaza, Route 77, Cape Elizabeth. Hosted by Marcia Brown and Linda Aldrich.

Thursday, April 21, 2016; 6 PM

Poetry in Portland

Portland Historical Society, 489 Congress Street. Local poets Linda Aldrich, Jim Donnelly, and Ed Rielly will read. Feel free to bring a poem to read. Free. Will be held in the Longfellow House Garden, weather permitting, or the Shettleworth Lecture Hall.

Saturday, April 16, 2016; 7 PM

Lowry's Lodge monthly poetry reading in Westbrook

Series continues at Continuum for Creativity, 863 Main Street, Westbrook, ME. $4 suggested donation. Refreshments. Featured poets: Jeri Theriault and Dennis Camire. Hosted by Anna Wrobel and Jim Donnelly.

Friday, April 15, 2016; 7 PM

Harlow Gallery 2016 poetry series opening

Ted Bookey and George VanDeventer will both read at the Harlow Gallery, Water Street, Hallowell. Not to be missed. Lovely art gallery with great bars and restaurants very close by.

Thursday, April 14, 2016; 7 PM

Second Take Heart anthology launch

Outgoing Maine state poet laureate Wes McNair has just released the second anthology from his TAKE HEART series in Maine newspapers. Selected poets including Marcia Brown and Alice Persons will read at the Portland Public Library. Free.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Plunkett Poetry Festival, UMaine-Augusta

Festival takes place Friday night and Saturday, April 8 and 9. See UM-A website for full schedule. Richard Blanco is reading Friday night.

Thursday, April 7, 2016; 4 PM

Dave Morrison reads in Rockport

Dave is always a treat. Rockport Public Library, Rockport, Maine. Free.

Saturday, April 2, 2016; 4 PM

Books in the Brook series

Books in the Brook features local writers. This date, mystery writer Brenda Buchanan and poet Kevin Sweeney are featured readers. 4-5 PM; light refreshments. Continuum for Creativity, 863 Main Street, Westbrook.