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Twelfth annual POETS/SPEAK! at Bangor Public Library

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Bangor Public Library is hosting the twelfth annual POETS/SPEAK!, Wednesday, April 23 from 4:15-8 p.m.

POETS/SPEAK! is one of the largest free poetry events in Maine. This year will feature more than 25 well-known and emerging poets, University of Maine student poets, local Poetry Outloud winners, and book sales and signings.

Live jazz will be provided by saxophonist Jay Bregman and the Swingmatism Quintet from 4:15-4:50 p.m., and this year also features an homage to the late social, political, and environmental activist poets Amiri Baraka, Maxine Kumin, and José Emilio Pacheco. Read more

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Maine pottery on the rise


by Morgan Rogers

Pottery is very much alive and well in Maine and offers visitors a unique view inside workshops during the annual Maine Pottery Tour. Maine artisan studios across the state open their doors for tours during Mother’s Day weekend in May.

“The Maine Pottery Tour was started when Lori Watts of Fine Mess Pottery contacted several potters in the area. It was modeled after a pottery tour that has been very successful in Minnesota for many years,” said Mary K. Spencer of The Potter’s House.

Eleven potters opened their studios for guests to visit over the second annual tour weekend in 2013. The locations stretched from Portland to Windsor.

“The goal of the pottery tour is to make people aware of the potters in the area, not only the work they make, but also several of us teach and love to educate people about this ancient art. Secondly, we want to encourage local support. As we all know, if we shop local it helps the economy in our immediate area,” said Spencer. Read more