The Bookey Readings: Leonore Hildebrandt & Jenny Doughty


On Friday, May 18, beginning at 7pm, poets Leonore Hildebrandt and Jenny Doughty will be featured readers at The Harlow, located at 100 Water Street in Hallowell. Refreshments are served; A $3 donation is appreciated at the door to benefit The Harlow.

Leonore Hildebrandt’s poems have been nominated several times for a Pushcart Prize, and she has received fellowships from the Elizabeth George Foundation, The Maine Community Foundation, and the Maine Arts Commission.  Leonore teaches writing at the University of Maine and serves on the editorial board of Beloit Poetry Journal. Lenore’s third book of poetry, Where You Happen To Be, will be forthcoming with Deerbrook Editions.

Jenny Doughty is formerly British, but has lived in Maine since 2002. A former English teacher and Education Advisor to Penguin Books UK, she has also written two children’s non-fiction books under the name, Jenny Green. In the USA, poems have been published in several poetry reviews to include the Naugatuck River Review, Gestalt Review and Four Way Review.  Jenny’s first poetry collection, Sending Bette Davis to the Plumber, was published by Moon Pie Press in September, 2017.

Two musicians will perform during the evening, Ben Godsoe and Samantha Horn.  Ben Godsoe loves playing bluegrass, folk, blues, and Celtic music. He plays guitar, bass, mandolin, and can make quite a racket with the Bhodran. Samantha Horn is from Readfield.  She works as a natural resource policy ‘wonk’ for a living and has recently rediscovered her love of the viola. Samantha enjoys making music with friends and playing fiddle tunes and symphonic music.

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.  For more information about The Harlow or this event visit or email

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