Saturday, December 13, 2014; 7 PM

Open holiday reading - last Lowry's Lodge for the year

Saccarappa Art Gallery, 861 Main St., Westbrook. Open reading and holiday sale - check out gifts from Aterra (lovely shop next door) and Westbrook's own Moon Pie Press. Bring a snack if you wish, but come read, mingle, sip and munch. $3 suggested donation.

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.