The Bookey Readings: Jason Grundstrom-Whitney, Dr. Deborah Rosche, Bob Colwell


The Bookey Readings at the Harlow presents their last program of the 2018 season on Friday, November 9 beginning at 7pm at 100 Water Street in Hallowell. The public is invited to enjoy an fun and unique evening of spoken word and music featuring poets Jason Grundstrom-Whitney. and Dr. Deborah Rosche and live music by Bob Colwell of The Bone Heads.

The Bookey Readings at the Harlow is a monthly poetry series running from April through November, offering excellent spoken word for over 25 years. 69 poets and 13 musicians have been featured since just 2015.

Jason Grundstrom-Whitney works as a Substance Abuse Counselor at Riverview Psychiatric Hospital, and is a writer, songwriter, multi-disciplined musician and poet whose poetry appeared recently in 3 Nations Anthology and the Anthology of Maine Poets.  Jason has a first book of poems forthcoming, Tongue Like Tectonic Plates. His band, Tired Eyes’ recent CD, Light-Infused Dust was featured on WCSH6’s 207. A Traditional Bear Clan member of the Passamaquoddy, he is also a husband, father, and grandfather.

Deborah Rosch Eifert is a poet and a Doctor of Clinical Psychology. Her poetry has been included in a variety of publications, including Whiskey Island Quarterly, the anthology Poets of Maine 2018, and the anthology Exhuming Alexandria, among others. She is a past recipient of the Cleveland State University English Department Undergraduate Creative Writing Award and was a semifinalist in the 2018 Split Rock Review Chapbook Competition.

Song writer, keyboardist and vocalist Bob Colwell, also a member of Tired Eyes, has graced many a stage and CD with his talents. Bob is the owner of the Root Cellar, a multi-purposed recording studio, as well as the founder of the popular band The Bone Heads. A well-known, respected musician, during the evening Bob will join Jason in a series combining poems with music from their newest venture, Osha Roots.  

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 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 Law, Great Gatherings, Scrummy 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 Arts.