Saturday, June 20, 2015; 7 PM

Poetry in Westbrook

Lowry's Lodge poetry reading series at Continuum for Creativity, 863 Main Street, Westbrook. Featured poets are Kevin Sweeney and Alice Persons. Refreshments. $3 suggested donation.

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, May 23, 2015; 4 PM

Local Writers at the Local Buzz

Local Buzz coffee shop/wine bar with locally sourced food, IGA Pond Cove Center, Cape Elizabeth, ME. 4-5 PM. Lewis Robinson, fiction; Thomas Moore, poetry; Jim Donnelly, nonfiction. Free.

Saturday, May 16, 2015; 7 PM

Poetry in Westbrook

Lowry's Lodge poetry reading series continues at the Continuum for Creativity, 863 Main St. Westbrook. $3 suggested donation. Featured poets are Charles Rotmil and David Moreau. Hosted by Jim Donnelly and Anna Wrobel.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Maine Poetry Society in Augusta

U-Maine Augusta - all-day meeting. Judges for poetry contest are Ted Bookey and Alice Persons, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Consider joining this organization! Meeting starts at 10 AM and is in Fireplace Room, UM-A Student Center.

Saturday, May 9, 2015; 4 PM

Poetry in Kennebunk

River Tree Arts Center, Kennebunk, Maine. Eleven poets including Bruce Spang, George VanDeventer and Bob MacLaughlin will read. Organized by Preston Hood. Free.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015; 6:30 PM

Two Poets Laureate at the Cumberland Library

Portland Poet Laureate Marcia Brown and Maine Senior College Network Poet Laureate Natalie Murray will read at the Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main Street, Cumberland, ME. Free; refreshments.

Saturday, April 25, 2015; 4 PM

Poetry at Local Buzz in Cape Elizabeth, ME

Three poets: Betsy Sholl, Adrian Blevins and Christopher Robley. Nice coffee house and wine bar with locally sourced foods. 4-5 PM, free. Pond Cove IGA Plaza, Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Poetry at the Walker Library, Westbrook, Maine

Noon to 2:00. Free. Poetry reading. In the beautiful upstairs fireplace room. Poets include Marita O'Neill, Dennis Camire, Jim Glenn Thatcher, Ed Rielly and Alice Persons.

Friday, April 24, 2015; 7 PM

Poetry at Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, ME

Poetry celebration at the wonderful Harlow Gallery on Water St. in Hallowell. Alice Gifford will read from her new book SAILING FOR HOME. Ted Bookey and Ruth will be honored for running a poetry reading series here for years. $3 suggested donation for the gallery.

Sunday, April 19, 2015; 2 PM

Poetry in Belfast, Maine

Six poets including Michele Leavitt will read at the Belfast Free Library, 106 High Street, Belfast. Free.

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

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.

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.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Poetry reading by Bruce Spang in Falmouth

Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, ME. Bruce is former Portland Poet Laureate and author of several poetry books, including his latest, BOY AT THE SCREEN DOOR. 12 noon. Free.

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.