Bookey Readings: Jim Donnelly & Patrick Shepard

Friday, November 10, 7pm

Experience poetry and art in the same setting on Friday, November 10, beginning at 7pm for a poetry reading with Jim Donnelly and Patrick Shepard at the Harlow Gallery, as part of the gallery’s series, The Bookey Readings at The Harlow. The Harlow Gallery is located at 160 Water Street in Hallowell. Refreshments are served and a $3 donation is appreciated at the door to benefit arts programming the Gallery.

Summer 2017 saw the publishing of Jim Donnelly’s second Moon Pie Press poetry collection, That Mischievous Moon.  The first collection, Rifles, Rumors, Gin and Prayer arrived in 2013.  In addition to poet, Jim is a published essayist, non-fiction writer and musician, whose articles for The Aquarian are archived at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.  He and partner, Anna, give poetry and music performances for Maine elders at retirement residences. Jim is host of Lowry’s Lodge monthly poetry series at Continuum for Creativity in Westbrook.

Singer/songwriter Patrick Shepard (www.omywerd.com) is a well-known music presence hosting or featured in many area weekly venues like Silver Street Tavern in Waterville, the Pointe Afta in Winslow, and Belgrade’s Sunset Grill. He is lead guitarist in several bands including the well-known Rockit Band, as well as R Factor 13, and the Jefftones. From Sting to Springsteen, Keb Mo, to Steven Curtis Chapman, he plays it all.

Combining Shepard’s musical versatility and Donnelly’s own background as a bass player in New York City, and his edgy spoken word that highlights his working-class background, makes these two seasoned performers a perfect match to bring some high energy poetry and serious blues to the Harlow Gallery.  

The Harlow Gallery is owned and operated by the Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA) a 501(c)3 membership based non-profit founded in Augusta in 1958. The mission of the KVAA and the Harlow Gallery is to promote and celebrate art, artists and community. For more information about the Harlow Gallery or this event contact jayfranzel@yahoo.com.

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