The Bookey Readings: Cathryn Wilson & Diane Lee



On Friday, June 22, beginning at 7pm, poets Cathryn Wilson, Diane Lee, and musician Bill Stone will be featured performers at The Harlow. . Refreshments are served; A $3 donation is appreciated at the door to benefit programming at The Harlow.

Cathryn Wilson was a Reference Librarian at the Maine State Library for 33 years. Her poems have appeared in ANIMUS, OFF THE COAST, and the anthology PORT CITY POEMS. She stands in the Women In Black weekly peace vigil in Augusta–ongoing since 2001. She is partnered with the writer, photographer, and Holocaust lecturer/survivor Charles Rotmil, and divides her time between Hallowell and Portland.

Diane Lee started writing poems when her youngest son was a teenager, probably to save her sanity. Poet Alice Gifford told her about Ted Bookey’s Senior college poetry writing class and there she discovered the lively world of poetry. Writing about her life helps her make sense of it and nothing else seems to matter when she is writing a poem. Her poems have been published in The Aurorean and three anthologies. She lives with her husband Pete and two cats in Mount Vernon in the house where they raised three sons, and where she writes most of her poems.

Musician Bill Stone, owner of Promising Futures, will also perform throughout the evening with his wonderful acoustic guitar style and song.

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The Harlow, located in downtown historic Hallowell is home to the Kennebec Valley Art Association, a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in central Maine since 1963.  

The Harlow is supported by the City of HallowellKennebec Savings BankThe Liberal Cup and The Maine House, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members.  

Season Sponsors for 2018 are Book Orchard PressCapitol Dental CareChris Walters Productions, Doug & Melinda Jennings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at LawScrummy Afters Candy ShoppeSlates Restaurant and Target Electric Corporation.

Programming is funded in part by a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Art.