Saturday, April 11, 2015; 1 PM

Dave Morrison reading from and signing new book

1-3 PM. Owl and Turtle Bookshop, 33 Bay View Street, Camden, ME. Dave will read from his new book Shake Hands With Your Heart. Free.

Thursday, April 16, 2015; 7 PM

Tony Hoagland reads in Portland

Acclaimed poet Tony Hoagland, who used to teach in Maine, reads at Hannaford Hall, Abromson Community Center, University of Southern Maine in Portland. $25. www.mainepoetrycentral.com. The first of a series hosted by Portland Poet Laureate Marcia Brown and Maine Poetry Central.

Friday, April 17, 2015; 7:30 PM

Plunkett Poetry Festival - U Maine Augusta

13th annual festival - free and open to the public. Friday night: 7:30-9:00 PM, Jewett Hall Auditorium - readings by poetry contest winners and nationally known poet Tony Hoagland.

Saturday, April 18, 2015; 9:30 AM

Plunkett Poetry Festival - U Maine Augusta

9:30-4:00 at Randall Student Center. Panel and readings by Bruce Spang, Gibson Fay-Leblanc and others. Free and open to the public.
FMI www.uma.edu/plunkett

Saturday, April 25, 2015; 12 AM

Poetry at the Walker Library, Westbrook, Maine

Noon to 2:00. Free. Poetry reading. Details to follow.

Saturday, May 9, 2015; 4 PM

Poetry in Kennebunk

River Tree Arts Center, Kennebunk, Maine. Several poets including Bruce Spang and Alice Persons will read. Organized by Preston Hood. Free. More details closer to the date.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Poetry at the Tate House, Portland

Portland Poet Laureate Marcia Brown and Alice Persons will read at the Tate House. More details later.


Saturday, March 28, 2015; 4 PM

Local Writers at the Local Buzz

Local Buzz coffeehouse with locally sourced foods, wine and coffee, and local artwork. Featured readers: Bill Roorbach, fiction; David Sloane, poetry; Penny Guisinger nonfiction. 4-5 PM. Free. Hosted by Marcia Brown and Linda Aldrich.

Saturday, March 21, 2015; 7 PM

Lowry's Lodge Returns

This poetry reading series in Westbrook returns in a new venue, Continuum for Creativity, next door to the former Saccarappa Art Gallery location. 863 Main Street. $3 suggested donation. Hosted by Jim Donnelly and Anna Wrobel. Featured poets: Betsy Sholl, Heather Day.

Saturday, March 14, 2015; 11 AM

New art space in Westbrook - open house

11 to 5 - grand opening of Continuum for Creativity, a lovely new space in Westbrook downtown at 863 Main Street. Mary Brooking will teach art classes there and the space will be used for poetry readings and other events. Stop by and check it out. Cookies!

Friday, March 13, 2015; 7 PM

Poetry after Friday evening service at Etz Chaim synagogue, Portland

Friday evening service is from 7-8 PM. Following this Anna Wrobel will read poetry and lead a Q&A discussion about the Holocaust. 267 Congress Street, Portland, Maine.

Saturday, February 28, 2015; 4 PM

Local Writers at the Local Buzz

327 Ocean House Road (Pond Cove IGA Plaza), Cape Elizabeth, ME. 4-5 PM. Free. Featured writers are Charles Rotmil, nonfiction; Terry Farish, fiction; Jeri Theriault, poetry. This is a very pleasant coffeehouse and wine bar serving locally sourced foods. Hosts are Marcia Brown and Linda Aldrich.