An Afternoon of Poetry with Moon Pie Press
Alice Persons "teaches part time at USM and serves on the Walker Library Board in Westbrook. Her poems have been published in various journals; eight poems have been featured on Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac on NPR."
Anna Bat-Chai Wrobel "is an American historian (M-Phil Columbia University); history teacher of 25 years; poet; once theater person, kibbutznik (daughter born, Corinna Shulamit), craftsperson, Maine backwoods homesteader (son born, Barak Azriel), construction site foreman."
As a bonus to this program, attendees are invited to participate in an "Open Mike" sharing after the guest readings.This event is free to attend and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
A Friends of the Library Event
The Friends kick off their 2016 programming with award-winning author Bill Roorbach. A Maine writer and new resident of Scarborough, Bill is a bestselling novelist, short story writer, and journalist. He received the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, and his latest book, The Remedy for Love: A Novel, was chosen as the "Amazon Best Book of the Month" for October 2014. Kirkus Reviews, the book review magazine, called it "...a hopelessly grownup love story" and named it a finalist for its 2014 Kirkus Prize. His bestselling book, Life Among Giants, is in development at HBO for a multi-year drama series. You can learn more about him in this 2013 Press Herald article "Succeeding as a Novelist—in a Big Way." This event is free to attend and open to the public. As always, the Friends provide delcious refreshments for attendees.
Here is your ticket to a trip down memory lane! "Come on along and listen to the lullabye of Broadway". It is said that music is the soul of any society—and that theatre reflects life. Lorraine Masure, a former University of Maine System Administrator and current Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) instructor will take you to "The Great White Way" as she shares the history behind some of Broadway's most memorable musicals. This Friends program is free to attend, and refreshments are also included!