The Bookey Readings: Mark Melnicove & David Sloan


The Harlow is pleased to present poets Mark Melnicove and David Sloan on Friday, June 14 at 7pm as part of their ongoing poetry series, The Bookey Readings at The Harlow. The public is invited to attend and experience an evening of excellent spoken word in an art gallery setting.

Mark Melnicove is author of two ekphrastic poetry collections: Sometimes Times (Two Palms Press, 2017), with printmaker Terry Winters, and GHOSTS (Cedar Grove House, 2018), with painter Abby Shahn. He is co-author of the children’s book Africa Is Not a Country (2001 Africana Book Award winner) and The Uncensored Guide to Maine. He has served as Executive Director and President of The Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance, and was co-founder and editor-in-chief of Tilbury House, Publishers. He teaches creative writing at Falmouth High School. His papers, spanning nearly 50 years of writing and publishing, are in Bowdoin College’s special collections library.

A graduate of the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA Poetry Program, David Sloan teaches at Maine Coast Waldorf High School in Freeport. His debut poetry collection, The Irresistible In-Between, was published by Deerbrook Editions in 2013. His poetry has appeared in The Café Review, Chiron Review, The Cider Press Review, Down East, Innisfree, Lascaux Review, Moon City Review, Naugatuck River Review, New Millenium Writings and Passager, among others. He received the 2012 Betsy Sholl Award, Maine Literary awards in 2012 and 2016, The Margaret F. Tripp Poetry Award, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

All are welcome. 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 The Bookey Readings at The Harlow is 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. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday noon-6pm. 

The Harlow is supported by the City of HallowellDirigo Capital AdvisorsKennebec Savings Bank, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members.


2019 Season Sponsors are Camden National BankCapitol Dental CareChris Walters Productions, Great Gatherings, Doug & Melinda Jennings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law and Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe.

Programming is funded in part by the Maine Community Foundation, the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and by  a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.