Saturday, September 20, 2014; 7 PM

Lowry's Lodge poetry series in Westbrook

David Weiss and James Breslin are featured poets in this series in the beautiful Saccarappa Art Gallery, 851 Main St. in Westbrook. Suggested $3 donation. Refreshments.

Saturday, September 27, 2014; 2 PM

Ed Rielly reading from new memoir

Letterpress Books, Portland, 91 Auburn Street. The versatile poet and nonfiction writer Ed Rielly will read from his new memoir BREAD PUDDING AND OTHER MEMORIES: A BOYHOOD ON THE FARM. Free. FMI bookstore 747-4232.

Saturday, September 27, 2014; 4 PM

Season 4 of Local Buzz readings begins

The Local Buzz in Cape Elizabeth at 327 Ocean House Road hosts this reading from 4-5 PM in their lovely coffee/wine bar featuring locally sourced food. Readers: Debra Spark, nonfiction; Colin Sargent, poetry; Bruce Spang, fiction. Curated by Portland Poet Laureate Marcia Spang and Portland poet Linda Aldrich. Free.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014; 7 PM

Port City poets' reading at Portland Public Library

12 poets represented in the Port City Poems anthology will read briefly. Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, Monument Square. Light refreshments at 6:30; reading starts at 7:00. Free and open to the public. This excellent anthology was edited by Portland Poet Laureate Marcia Brown, who organized this reading.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014; 1:30 AM

More Dave Morrison with poetry/music

10:30-12 noon. Quarry Hill, Camden, ME. Free. You know you can't get enough of Dave Morrison reading his poetry, and now he plays guitar, too. Call 107-230-6116 FMI.


Friday, September 12, 2014; 6:30 PM

New anthology launch/reading in Brunswick

Cleaveunder Press of Brunswick has released a poetry anthology called FILES FROM THE BUM'S ACADEMY with the work of 7 local poets, including Pam Burr Smith. Poets will read 6:30-7:30. Free. Gulf of Maine Books, 134 Maine Street, Brunswick. FMI call bookstore 729-5083.

Saturday, September 6, 2014; 6 PM

Poetry Rocks in Portland with Dave Morrison

RESCHEDULED FROM AUG. 13. Musician and poet Dave Morrison, always entertaining, delivers poetry AND music in Congress Square Park, across from the Portland Museum of Art. Sponsored by Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, Space Gallery and the Friends of Congress Square Park. Free.

Saturday, September 6, 2014; 5:30 PM

Stan and Dan in Newport, Maine

Stan Keach and Dan Simons at Headed North Grill & Spirits, Route 7 in Newport, 5:30-8:30 PM. Music, food, fun bar. FMI call the bar at 368-9002.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014; 7 PM

Poetry in Kennebunk at the Hive

Stan Keach, who has a brand new Moon Pie Press book, and Jeri Theriault are featured poets in this charming bar/restaurant in the heart of downtown Kennebunk. The Hive, 84 Main Street. Calendar and more info at www.thehivekennebunk.com

Monday, September 1, 2014

New novel by Bruce Spang

The Piscataqua Press has just released THE DECEPTION OF THE THRUSH by MPP poet Bruce Spang. Available on amazon, at local bookstores or at: http://brucepspang.wordpress.com. Congratulations Bruce!

Saturday, August 16, 2014; 7 PM

Lowry's Lodge poetry in Westbrook - open reading

Open reading - river theme poems encouraged. Saccarappa Art Gallery, 851 Main Street. Refreshments; $3 suggested donation.

Saturday, August 9, 2014; 7:30 PM

Poetry and music in Camden

Musicians Barnaby Bright and Liz Longley perform, with Dave Morrison reading a bit of poetry. Camden Opera House. FMI www.camdenoperahouse.com

Friday, August 8, 2014; 7:30 PM

Poetry in Wayne, Maine

Cary Memorial Library, 17 Old Winthrop Road, Wayne. Poets Gwen Heath and Claire Hersom. Free. FMI 685-3612.

Thursday, August 7, 2014; 7 PM

Reading on Peaks Island - Port City Poets

Reading featuring poets from the PORT CITY POEMS anthology, including Marcia Brown, Dennis Camire, Claire Hersom, Pam Burr Smith and many others. Free, open to public. 5th Maine Regiment Memorial Hall, 45 Seashore Avenue, Peaks Island. Ferry leaves Portland at 5:35 PM.