Events

Events, Launches, and Noteworthy News

EVENT: Launch Party for Leslie Moore

DATE: Saturday, Nov. 13th, 2 to 5

LOCATION: Local Color Gallery, 135 High Street, Belfast, Maine

DETAILS: This is a live, drop-in reception to celebrate the publication of  Leslie Moore’s poetry collection What Rough Beasts. Meet the author and get your book signed. Leslie will read a few poems from the book at 3 PM. Masks required.

EVENT: Littorally LIVE, A Performance of Poetry and Prose

DATE: Sunday, October 3, 2021, at 3 PM

LOCATION: Footlights Theatre, 190 Route 1, Falmouth, Maine

DETAILS: An afternoon at the theatre featuring dramatic readings by poets from ENOUGH and WAIT and writers from NORTH BY NORTHEAST 2. Tickets are $10.00 at the door. Doors open at 2:45. Masks required.

EVENT: Launch of North by Northeast 2: New Short Fiction by Maine Writers

DATE: Monday, May 17 at 7 PM

LOCATION: Virtual event. Register at https://www.printbookstore.com/event/virtual-north-northeast-2-panel-discussion

DETAILS: Join us and Print Bookstore for the launch of our second book of short fiction by Maine writers, featuring four of the contributors: Josh Bodwell, Robert Diamante, Brandon Dudley, and Meghan Gilliss

EVENT: Launch of Wait: Poems from the Pandemic

DATE: Friday, April 9, 7 PM

LOCATION: Virtual event. Register at https://www.printbookstore.com/event/wait

DETAILS: Join us and Print Bookstore for the launch of Wait: Poems from the Pandemic, edited by Jeri Theriault. Poets reading include Samaa Abdurraqib, Katherine Hagopian Berry, Wendy Cannella, Myronn Hardy, Doug Rawlings, Rhea Cote Robbins, Elizabeth Tibbetts and Doug Woodsum.

EVENT: Poets Corner Reading

DATE: Sunday, April 11, 4 PM

LOCATION: Virtual event. Register at poetscorner.org

DETAILS: Enough! poets Claire Millikin, Donna Loring, Laura Bonazzoli, Katherine Hagopian Berry, Ellen Goldsmith, Lois Anne, Carol Bachofner, and Meghan Sterling will be reading.

EVENT: Littorally Alive! presents monthly literary programs. Coming up:  Poetry of Spring and Hope, and Eco-Poems.

DATE: March 17th at 7 PM

LOCATION: Littoral Books Zoom Meeting Room

DETAILS: Poets from our newest anthology Wait will read hopeful spring poems and Marieke Van der Steenhoven will read the eco-poems of Jacqueline Moore. For the link, visit the Littorally Alive page.

NOTEWORTHY NEWS: Two Littoral Books poets will be featured on upcoming programs of “Poems from Here”. On Friday, February 26th, Maine’s Poet Laureate Stu Kestenbaum will read Jacqueline Moore’s poem “Go with the Sun” from Chasing the Grass, and on Friday, March 12th, he will read one of Katherine Hagopian Berry’s poems from Mast Year. 

EVENT: Littorally Alive! presents monthly literary programs. Coming up: Inaugural Poems; Travel Salon; Green Poems and Prose.

DATE: January 19th, February 17th, and March 17th at 7 PM

LOCATION: Littoral Books Zoom Meeting Room

DETAILS: For information about upcoming events, visit the Littorally Alive page.

EVENT: Littorally Alive! presents a conversation with Agnes Bushell on her new novel, The Oracle Pool

DATE: Wednesday, December 9th at 7 PM

LOCATION: Littoral Books Zoom Meeting Room

DETAILS: Join Agnes, poet Kate Hagopian Berry, and short story writer Robert Diamante in a lively conversation about the art of writing fiction, and about Agnes’s latest novel, The Oracle Pool.  To register for the evening, email us at [email protected]

EVENT: Life, Even So: Living Through a Health Crisis, a conversation with Kate Kennedy

DATE: Dec 3rd at 6:45 PM

LOCATION: Peaks Island Library Zoom Meeting Room

DETAILS:  Kate Kennedy, author of the memoir Skin will discuss her book and the extraordinary health crisis she records in it with novelist and friend Eleanor Morse. To join the Zoom meeting go to https://www.portlandlibrary.com/events/life-even-so-living-through-a-health-trauma/

EVENT: POETRY! Littorally Alive! presents a reading by fourteen poets

DATE: Wednesday, November 18th, 7 PM

LOCATION: Littoral Books Zoom Meeting Room

DETAILS: Poets from  Balancing Act 2 and Enough! team up to present an evening of poetry with host Robert Diamante and MC Megan Sterling. Poets include Samaa Abdurraqib, Katherine Hagopian Berry, Laura Bonazzoli, Deborah Cummins, Kara Douglas, Annaliese Jakimides, Lois Anne, Susan Landry, Molana Oei, Martin Steingesser, Mary Tracy, Nancy Walters, and Maya Williams. To register for the evening, email us at [email protected]

NOTEWORTHY NEWS: Seven poets from Balancing Act, Enough! and Chasing the Grass — Samaa Abdurraqib, Linda Aldrich, Gibson Fay-LeBlanc, Rebecca Irene, Jacqueline Moore, Mihku Paul, and Ellen Taylor — are featured on Maine Public TV’s Bicentennial “Poems from Here,” a project to celebrate Maine’ s bicentennial with poems by Maine writers, spoken by Mainers. Altogether poems by fifteen Maine poets are presented in the series.  Click here to see videos

NOTEWORTHY NEWS: Linda Buckmaster, one of our Balancing Act 2 poets, has had her essay “Caught Out” listed as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2020. Congratulations, Linda!

EVENT: Poets for Human Rights. UMaine Honors Program presents a reading by poets from Enough!

DATE: Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 4:30 PM

LOCATION: Event link: tinyurl.com/enough-reading

DETAILS: Kathleen Ellis hosts a reading by Leonore Hildebrandt, Annaliese Jakimides, Steve Luttrell, and Lisa Panepinto as part of celebration of Poets for Human Rights at UMaine Honors College.

EVENT: Launch Party for Enough! Poems of Resistance and Protest.

DATE: Tuesday, October 27th at 7 PM

LOCATION: SPACE GALLERY

DETAILS: This celebration of the publication of Enough! will happen on Zoom and will include readings by 9 of the contributing poets: Samaa Abdurraqib, Carol Bachofner, Kathleen Ellis, Sharif Elmusa, Myronn Hardy, Reza Jalali, Mihku Paul, Arisa White, and Maya Williams. REGISTER HERE.

EVENT: Littorally Alive! presents a reading by poets from Enough! Poems of Resistance and Protest.

DATE: Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 7 PM

LOCATION: Littoral Books Zoom Meeting Room

DETAILS: This is a reading by four poets whose work appears in Enough! Poems of Resistance and Protest: Maya Williams, Arisa White, Doug Rawlings, and Judy Kaber. Hosted by Robert Diamante. To register email us at [email protected]

NOTEWORTHY NEWS: Thanks to the generosity of the poets, writers, artists and editors who contributed their work to A Dangerous New World: Maine Voices on the Climate Crisis, Littoral Books has been able to donate profits from the book in the amount of $1320.00 to the organization 350 Maine to support their good work. Our thanks to everyone involved in this project!

EVENT: Littorally Alive! presents a conversation between poet Katherine Hagopian Berry and book designer Lori Harley.

DATE: Wednesday, September 16th at 7 PM

LOCATION: Littoral Books Zoom Meeting Room

DETAILS: Kate Hagopian Berry and Lori Harley will talk about the process of taking a manuscript and making it into a physical book, the choices involved, and the sources of inspiration. Our host will be Marieke Van Der Steenhoven. To register for this event, email us at [email protected] or go to the Littorally Alive! page on this website.

EVENT: Littorally Alive! presents a reading and conversation with Kate Kennedy, author of SKIN: A Memoir

DATE: Wednesday, August 19th at 7 PM

LOCATION: Littoral Books Zoom Meeting Room

DETAILS: Kate Kennedy will read from her memoir Skin and engage in conversation about it with Marieke Van Der Steenhoven. To register for this event, email us at [email protected] or go to the Littorally Alive! page on this website.

EVENT: Poet Kate Hagopian Berry in conversation with memoirist Kate Kennedy.

DATE: Friday, August 7th at 7 PM

LOCATION: This is a Print Bookstore/ Mechanics Hall Virtual Event

DETAILS: Print Bookstore is hosting this reading and conversation between two of our exceptional writers, Kate Berry, author of MAST YEAR, and Kate Kennedy, author of SKIN, A Memoir. To receive a link to attend this First Friday event, go to Upcoming Events at printbookstore.com, and on the calendar, click on August 7th.

EVENT: Littorally Alive! — a weekly series of readings by Littoral Books writers hosted by Marieke Van Der Steenhoven.

DATE: Wednesdays at 7 PM through July 15th.

LOCATION: Littoral Books Zoom Meeting Room.

DETAILS: Littoral Books celebrates its writers this summer by presenting a series of readings and conversations. Coming up in July are readings by writers from A Dangerous New World, and by poet Katherine Hagopian Berry from her new collection of poetry, Mast Year. To attend these events, email us at [email protected]

EVENT: Speedwell Live! presents poets Katherine Hagopian Berry and Gary Lawless for a reading and conversation.

DATE: Thursday, June 4, 7 PM

LOCATION: speedwellprojects.com

DETAILS: Speedwell Projects is hosting this Zoom event to celebrate the publication of Katherine Hagopian Berry’s new collection of poetry, Mast Year. Kate will be joined by poet Gary Lawless for a spirited conversation and reading of their work. To receive an invitation to attend this event, visit speedwellprojects.com.

NOTEWORTHY NEWS: Meghan Sterling, Balancing Act 2 poet and co-editor of A Dangerous New World, has been awarded a Martin Dibner Fellowship. The fellowship honors three emerging writers and provides funding for them to attend the Black Fly Writers Retreat. Congratulations, Meghan!

 

NOTEWORTHY NEWS: Lewis Robinson’s story “QE2” from Littoral Books’ short fiction collection North by Northeast: New Short Fiction from Maine and New England has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Congratulations, Lewis!

 

 

EVENT: This reading has been postponed. Reading and Art Exhibition: A Dangerous New World

DATES: Saturday, March 14, 2 PM

LOCATION: Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth

DETAILS: Writers, poets, and artists Caitlin Shetterly, Cathleen Miller, Elizabeth Tibbetts, Lori Harley, Martin Steingesser and Robert Shetterley will read from A Dangerous New World and discuss the role of art in addressing our environmental crisis.

EVENT: This event will be re-scheduled. Portland Public Library Literary Lunch

DATES: Wednesday, March 18, 12-1 PM

LOCATION: Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, Monument Square

DETAILS: Lewis Robinson engages in conversation about A Dangerous New World with editors Meghan Sterling and Kathleen Sullivan and contributors Marcia F. Brown and Kate Olson

EVENT: This event will be re-scheduled. Reading by poets whose work appears in A Dangerous New World

DATES: Thursday, March 26, 6:30 – 8 PM

LOCATION: Portland Public Library, Burbank Branch, 377 Stevens Ave

DETAILS: Participants will include Katherine Hagopian Berry, Erin Covey-Smith, Michelle Menting, Jefferson Navicky, Betsy Sholl, Meghan Sterling, and Jeri Theriault

EVENT: This event will be re-scheduled. Conversation on the Climate Crisis

DATES: Monday, April 6, 6:30-8 PM

LOCATION: Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick

DETAILS: Noted writers will read from A Dangerous New World, and engage in conversation about how local action can help save our natural world. Participants include Charlotte Agell, Caitlin Shetterly, Kara Douglas, Jefferson Navicky, and others.

EVENT: This event will be re-scheduled. Books in the ‘Brook: readings by novelist Agnes Bushell and short story writer Anne Elliott

DATES: Thursday April 9, 6-7 PM

LOCATION: Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook

DETAILS: Fiction writers Agnes Bushell and Anne Elliott will read from their work. Elliott is the author of two short story collections, most recently The Artstars. Bushell’s latest novel is The House on Perry Street.

EVENT: This event will be rescheduled. Reading by three poets from A Dangerous New World

DATES: Wednesday, April 15, 7-8 PM

LOCATION: Peaks Island Library

DETAILS: Poets Katherine Ferrier, Megan Grumbling, and Meghan Sterling will read from their work and discuss the role of the poet in this time of climate crisis.

Past Events

EVENT: Richard Blanco Poetry Series featuring writers from A Dangerous New World

DATES: Thursday, Feb. 20, 6:30 – 7:30

LOCATION: Bingham Auditorium, Gould Academy, 39 Church Street, Bethel

DETAILS: Richard Blanco will join other writers from A Dangerous New World in reading from their work. Followed by a reception. All are welcome.

EVENT: Presentation/discussion by writers and artists from A Dangerous New World with music by singer/songwriter Lindsay Mower

DATES: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 6 PM

LOCATION: COESPACE, 48 Columbia St, Bangor

DETAILS: Writers Kathleen Ellis, Elizabeth Garber, Karin Spitfire, Annaliese Jakimides, Shirley Glubka, and Wendy Weigner, among others, will read from their work reflecting on the effects of climate change on their lives, communities, families and futures.

EVENT:  A Dangerous New World reading and discussion.

DATES: Tuesday, January 21 at 7 PM

LOCATION: Freeport Community Center, Depot Street, Freeport

DETAILS: Freeport Conservation Trust hosts readings by Freeport writers and artists included in A Dangerous New World. Readings will be followed by  discussion with FCT board members about local action.

EVENT:  Reading by Gary Lawless and Kate Kennedy

DATES: Saturday, January 25, 3 PM

LOCATION: Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Rd, Cape Elizabeth

DETAILS: Kate Kennedy will read from her memoir Skin, soon to be published by Littoral Books

EVENT:  A Dangerous New World reading and discussion.

DATES: Thursday, January 9, 7- 8 PM

LOCATION: Print Bookstore, 273 Congress Street, Portland

DETAILS: Participants include editors Meghan Sterling and Kathleen Sullivan and contributing artist Andy Rosen.

EVENT: Launch party for A Dangerous New World

DATES: Sunday, December 8th, 2-4 PM

LOCATION: Space Gallery, 538 Congress Street, Portland

DETAILS: Reception for contributors and their guests. Open to the public. Light refreshments and cash bar.

EVENT: Reading by North by Northeast writers

DATES: October 24, 2019, 6:30 – 8 PM

LOCATION: Portland Public Library, Burbank Branch, 377 Stevens Avenue.

DETAILS: Reading by North by Northeast writers Robert Diamante, Meghan Gilliss, and Lewis Robinson.

EVENT: “Blending Literature and the Visual Arts”

DATES: October 11th, 5-7 PM

LOCATION: Maine College of Art, Osher Hall, second floor, Porteous Building, 522 Congress Street, Portland

DETAILS: Reading by North by Northeast writers Josh Bodwell, Robert Diamante, Rita Doucette, and Annie Seikonia, followed by panel discussion with visual artists Judith Allen, Michel Droge, Lori Harley, and Celeste Roberge.

EVENT: Reading by Balancing Act 2 poets in Searsport

DATES: October 10th, 6:30 PM

LOCATION: Carver Library, Searsport

DETAILS: Reading by nine Balancing Act poets: Patricia Ranzoni, Laura Bonazzoli, Valerie Lawson, Judy Kaber, Anne Oleson, Shirley Glubka, Leslie Moore, Leonore Hildebrandt, and Linda Buckmaster.

EVENT: Reading at Nonesuch Books, South Portland

DATES: October 10, 2019, 7 PM

LOCATION: Nonesuch Bookstore, Mill Creek, 50 Market Street, South Portland

DETAILS: North by Northeast writers, Rita Doucette, Eleanor Morse and Liza Mattison will read from their work.

EVENT: Reading at Peaks Island Library

DATES: October 9, 2019, 7 PM

LOCATION: Peaks Island Public Library

DETAILS: Poet Jacqueline Moore will read from her new book, Chasing the Grass, and discuss it in conversation with Marieke Van Der Steenhoven; North by Northeast writers, Eleanor Morse and Liza Mattison will read from their work.

EVENT: Literary Lunch at Portland Public Library

DATES: September 25, 2019, 12 noon

LOCATION: Rhines Auditorium, main branch, Portland Public Library

DETAILS: Lewis Robinson in conversation with four North by Northeast writers: Meghan Gillis, Eleanor Morse, Annie Seikonia, and Emily Young, CLICK HERE to read more

EVENT: Launch of Chasing the Grass by Jacqueline Moore

DATES: September 19, 2019, 7 PM

LOCATION: Print Bookstore, 273 Congress Street, Portland

DETAILS: Reading by Jacqueline Moore and interview and conversation with Betsy Sholl.

EVENT: Balancing Act 2 Poetry Reading

DATES: August 29th 5PM

LOCATION: Owl and Turtle Bookstore , Bay View Street, Camden, ME

DETAILS: Reading by seven Balancing Act 2 poets

EVENT: Concert for the Planet

DATES: August 20th 7PM

LOCATION: Cape Split Chapel, Addison, ME

DETAILS: A benefit for the publication: A Dangerous New World: Maine Voices on the Climate Crisis.

EVENT: Littorally One Night Only

DATES: August 19th 7-9

LOCATION: The Footlights Theatre Route 1 Falmouth, ME

DETAILS: Join writers published by Littoral Books as they read from Balancing Act 2, North by Northeast, and The House on Perry Street

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