Saturday, November 22, 2014; 4 PM

Local Writers at the Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth

The Local Buzz is a delightful coffee/wine bar with locally sourced food, at IGA Pond Cove plaza in Cape Elizabeth. 327 Ocean House Road. Free reading is from 4-5 PM: Christian Barter, poetry; Andrea Lani, nonfiction; Maria Padian, fiction. Cohosts are Marcia Brown and Linda Aldrich.

Saturday, November 8, 2014; 7 PM

Sandry River Ramblers in Concert

Mt. Vernon Community Center, benefit for Kubicki family. Featuring Stan Keach, Moon Pie Press poet, singer, songwriter and artist.

Saturday, October 25, 2014; 4 PM

Local writers at the Local Buzz

This three-genre series is at the hip Local Buzz coffee shop at 327 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth. 4-5 PM; free. Featured: Linda Aldrich, poetry; Josh Bodwell, fiction; Andrew Barton, nonfiction.

Saturday, October 18, 2014; 7 PM

Lowry's Lodge reading series in Westbrook

At the lovely Saccarappa Art Gallery, 861 Main Street, Westbrook. Featured poets: John McVeigh and Adrian Blevins. $3 suggested donation. Refreshments. Hosted by Anna Wrobel and Jim Donnelly.

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.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Robin Merrill in national slam competition

Robin will represent Maine in the Individual World Poetry Slam in Phoenix, AZ October 8-11.

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.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014; 7:50 PM

Robin Merrill at Port Veritas, Portland

Bull Feeney's, 375 Fore Street in the Old Port, Portland. $3 suggested donation.

Monday, September 29, 2014; 9 PM

Robin Merrill in MA

Robin Merrill will feature at the Dirty Gerund Poetry Show, 148 Grove Street, Worcester, MA. $2 suggested donation. 21+.

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.

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.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014; 6:30 PM

Jim Glenn Thatcher in Cumberland, ME

Jim will read at the Prince Memorial Library in Cumberland, Maine, 266 Main Street. Free.

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.

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!