The Bookey Readings: High School Student Poets


The Bookey Readings at the Harlow opens their 2018 poetry series on Friday, April 13th at 7pm featuring high school students from two area schools, Winthrop and MSAD11 (Gardiner, W Gardiner, S. Gardiner, Randolph and Pittston). With the help of teachers Christine O’Brian of Winthrop and Rie Kittredge of MSAD11, students will perform poetry used both in the recent Poetry Out Loud competitions as well as their own poetry written in high school creative writing classes. Music will be part of the evening as well with guitarist, singer Patrick Shepard; a talented, well known performer in Central Maine. The public is invited to support the community’s young poets and enjoy a fun and lively evening of spoken word and music.

The Harlow’s new location is located at 100 Water Street, Hallowell, the large red building on the right at the very end of the street heading North to Augusta. Refreshments are served, and a $3 donation to benefit The Harlow is appreciated at the door.  For more information about the this event, contact Claire Hersom at

To view all of Maine’s finalists in the March 20 state final Poetry Out Loud competition at the Waterville Opera House, go to this page on the Maine Arts Commission web page.

The Harlow is supported by Camden National Bank, the City of Hallowell, Kennebec Savings Bank, The Liberal Cup and The Maine House, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members.


Season Sponsors for 2018 are Book Orchard Press, Capitol Dental Care, Chris Walters Productions, Doug & Melinda Jennings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law, Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe, Slates 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.

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. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday noon-6pm.