Friday, March 16, 2018

A Night of Maine Poets

The Raymond Arts Alliance presents “A Night of Maine Poets” on Saturday, March 24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Raymond Village Community Church, 27 Main Street in Raymond. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served.

The evening will include three poets that include the following:

Mihku Paul Anderson - Anderson is a Maliseet writer and visual artist who grew up on the banks of the Penobscot River. She received a traditional education from her grandfather, Ray Paul, a Maliseet elder from Kingsclear, N.B. Her work has been shown and featured throughout Maine and her writing has appeared in multiple publications. Anderson’s first book of poetry, “20th Century PowWow Playlandwas released in August 2012 from Greenfield Review Press. 

Penthea Burns - By day, Burns is a senior policy associate for a local college, by night, she enjoys the companionship of her dogs, dear friends, good movies, or a good book. She is a student of compassionate communication. Burns lives on a farm that has produced Christmas trees, herbs, vegetables, berries and Chinook dogs and ideas, as well as love and poetry. She is the author of two books: “Prognosis:  I Live” (2014) and “Life, Death and Wonder, Twenty Years with a Pack of Dogs” (2017).

Richard Taylor -Taylor grew up in rural New Hampshire and was a member of the 1964 Olympic Nordic Ski Team and for many years was a staff coach with the National Team. He was variously a construction worker, a ski touring center designer and operator, a teacher of German, Latin and English and a running and cross-country ski coach at Gould Academy. Taylor and his wife Sally live happily in Bethel. His book of poems, “The Absence of Strangers” was published in 2017 by Goose River Press.

Don’t miss this rare occasion to be inspired by the readings of these writers themselves; giving the audience a firsthand experience into the real feelings of the poetry itself. We encourage families to attend and we hope this may inspire writers, young and old. There will be time available to meet the artists. 

The cost is a suggested $5 donation but is not required

For more information visit our section on the library website at:
Raymond Arts Alliance is a program of the Raymond Village Library in partnership with the Raymond Village Community Church.

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