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Fri, 11 Jan 2013 19:20:22 +0000
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THE MAINE POETRY EXPRESS STEAMS ONTO SWAN?S ISLAND


On January 17 at 1:00 p.m., the Swan?s Island Library will host an  
afternoon of poetry as a stop for the Maine Poetry Express, an  
initiative of Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair.  This is an afternoon  
event, which means a day-trip to Swan's Island for poetry and good  
people can be had by all.

The Maine Poetry Express is traveling to a series of 14 stops  
throughout the state over the next few months, bringing together Maine  
poets and townspeople for shared readings that combine poetry with  
testimonies about poetry and its relevance to the lives and concerns  
of all people.

The site organizers, or ?conductors,? of the event are Candis Joyce,  
director of the Swan?s Island Educational Society, and Gary Rainford,  
poet and English professor.   The conductors will be joined by  
featured poets Wes McNair and Gary Rainford, along with  special  
guests Sonny Sprague, Bev McAloon, Dexter Lee, and Swan?s Island  
School students to recite Maine poems.

The primary goal of the Maine Poetry Express, McNair explains, is to  
show that poetry belongs not only to literary specialists but to all  
of us. He adds: ?This promises to be an evening of poetry as you?ve  
never heard it before!?

The Maine Poetry Express is sponsored by Maine Writers & Publishers  
Alliance and Maine Humanities council.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact: Candis Joyce, 207-526-4330, Swan?s Island Educational Society

And.... if anyone wants to take a boat ride we would love to have you visit.

Ferry information:  Bass Harbor Ferry Terminal, 244-3254  The ferry  
boat leaves Bass Harbor at 10:30a.m. and arrives at Swan?s Island at  
11:10 a.m. on Thursdays.  There are several boats scheduled to return  
to the mainland Thursday afternoons.

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