The Bookey Readings: Bob MacLaughlin, Rich Williams, Andrew Twaddle

The Bookey Readings: Bob MacLaughlin, Rich Williams, Andrew Twaddle


The Harlow presents poets Bob MacLaughlin, Rich Williams, and Andrew Twaddle on Friday, August 23 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: Formations on view downstairs and Women. Respond! on view upstairs. The Harlow is located at 100 Water Street in Hallowell.

Bob MacLaughlin has been a newspaper sportswriter, magazine editor, TV promo writer and an advertising copywriter. His most recent professional gig included producing television and radio commercials for a Maine building supplier for 35 years. His first serious attempt at writing poetry was his way of dealing with his father’s dementia and bringing out the humor as well as the sadness. Bob’s book FAULTY WIRING: the Alzheimer’s poems and other memories was published in 2011 by Moon Pie Press. He lives in Hermon with his wife and hero, Rene Collins.

Rich Williams is an application engineer at Advance Technology located in Scarborough. He lives with his wife Peg in Gardiner, Maine. His poetry has been published in Magnapoets Magazine, The Maine Mountain Project, Autumn Leaves and most recently in the Sun Journal Newspaper. His poetry has also been included in three anthologies Many Windows, Maine Taproot and Butterfly Away. He can be found reading his poetry Wednesday nights at open mic night at The Old Goat Pub in Richmond,, Me.

Andrew Twaddle is a retired medical sociologist with a pre-poetic history as Professor of Sociology and Family and Community Medicine at the University of Missouri and a trail of research and teaching at Harvard, Pennsylvania, Göteborg, Linköping, USM, Colby and Holy Cross, all carried out with minimal damage to the institutions named. His poetry is all from late in his life and has appeared in print under an English translation of his Lenape name, Swiftwalker in such places as Off the Coast, Blue Unicorn, Well Versed, Flashquake, and Worship Web as well as a few anthologies. He lives in Columbia, MO and East Boothbay, ME with his wife, Sarah Wolcott. He has two daughters who live in Florida and California, and five adored grandchildren.

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 Harlowis 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. 


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