november, 2022

03nov7:00 am8:15 pmBetsy Sholl Book Launch7:00 am - 8:15 pm

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Book Launch for Betsy Sholl’s AS IF A SONG COULD SAVE YOU! Register HERE.

Please join Mechanics’ Hall, the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance, and Longfellow Books for a launch of Betsy Sholl’s latest collection of poems, As If a Song Could Save You. Award-winning poet Martha Collins writes of the book, “Keenly alert to a world where ‘the light that falls is knit with shadow,’ Betsy Sholl creates an encompassing vision of nature and spirit, past and present, self and others, music and word. Always ‘going griefward’ toward the gorgeous elegiac poems of the last section, she offers us difficult but sustaining wisdom. ‘Yes, it is hard, but there are gifts’—including these exquisite poems.”

Poets Linda Aldrich, Gretchen Berg, Gibson Fay-LeBlanc, Zanne Langlois, and Marita O’Neil will each share a poem and help celebrate Betsy’s new book. Books will be sold by Longfellow Books.

Betsy Sholl served as Poet Laureate of Maine from 2006 to 2011. Her ninth collection of poetry is House of Sparrows, New and Selected Poems (University of Wisconsin Press, 2019). Otherwise Unseeable won the 2015 Maine Literary Award for poetry. Other awards include the AWP Prize for Poetry, the Felix Pollak Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, MWPA’s Distinguished Achievement Award, and an Honorary Doctorate from USM. She currently teaches in the MFA Program of Vermont College of Fine Arts, and lives in Portland.


(Thursday) 7:00 am - 8:15 pm

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