The Harlow presents poets Elizabeth Potter and Judith Robbins on Friday, July 19 at 7pm as part of their ongoing poetry series, The Bookey Readings at The Harlow. Come and experience an evening of excellent spoken word in an art gallery setting. During the reading visitors can also view the Harlow’s current exhibitions: Striped, The Summer Members’ Show on view downstairs and Tom Ferrero: The Places in Between on view upstairs. The Harlow is located at 100 Water Street in Hallowell.
Elizabeth Potter is a teacher and poet residing in mid-coast Maine. She is also the Coordinator of the Maine College Transitions Program of Lincoln County. Her new collection of poetry T’ai Chi of Leaves was released by Moon Pie press in September of 2016. Her poems have also been widely published in literary journals both locally and nationally, most recently in On the Issues Magazine and the online edition of Yankee Magazine. Elizabeth is a certified Amherst Writers and Artists workshop leader (amherstwriters.com) and has been leading creative writing workshops for all ages for the past eighteen years.
Judith Robbins has worked as a waitress, journalist, legal proofreader, grant manager and assistant chaplain at Bates College, and as minister at Sheepscott Community Church before her retirement. Her earliest call, however, was to poetry, which has been an unbroken thread through her life. Her first poem was published when she was seven, and her first collection of poems, The North End, was published by North Country Press when she was 70. North Country also published her second collection, The Bookbinder's Wife, and a third, as yet untitled, will be published this summer.
All are welcome. Refreshments are served, and a $3 donation to benefit The Harlow is appreciated at the door. For more information about this event, contact Claire Hersom at . The Bookey Readings at The Harlow is a monthly poetry series running from April through November and has been running for over 25 years.
The Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. For more information please visit harlowgallery.org or call 207-622-3813.