The "Lowry's Lodge" monthly poetry reading series hosted by Jim Donnelly and Anna Wrobel wraps up its first season at the Acorn Studio Theater in the Dana Warp Mill in Westbrook at 7 p.m. Central Maine poets Ted Bookey and Steve Cowperthwaite will read from their work and take questions from the audience after their readings. The event is free with a $5 suggested donation.
Ted Bookey teaches poetry writing workshops in the Senior Education program at the University of Maine in Augusta. He is the author of five books of poems: Mixty Motions; Language as a Second Language; Lostalgia; and With A W/hole In One, and in collaboration with his wife, Ruth, a book of translations of the German poet Erich Kastner. He is also editor of the poetry anthology How Many Cars Have We Been Married? His poetry, criticisms, and reviews appear in many journals and anthologies. His plays have been produced in Maine and off- Broadway.Ted is married to painter, poet, singer Ruth. they live in a log home on Lake Maranacook in Readfield.
Steve Cowperthwaite is a teacher with the reputation of being a storyteller. He is happiest when he is creative rather then meditative. He built his own house, lots of small buildings, round woodpiles, fixed boats and published some history. He loves Senior College at UMA and am a regular. In Ted Bookey's poetry class, he learned to tell stories through poetry. Memories of his childhood on a hardscrabble farm here in Maine are a great source for him. He lives in a beautiful place that he loves and loves to share with his dear family and friends. Nature is all around. He loves history and especially the history of what happened right here, but has enjoyed traveling in Russia in recent years.
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