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A Night of Poetry

March 16, 2019

Everyone welcome!

The Maine Council for English Language Arts has added a new event to its annual conference at Point Lookout: an evening of poetry at the Summit! On Thursday night, March 21 from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. join us for an evening of poetry and conversation featuring Maine’s Poet Laureate. Enjoy a reading by Stuart Kestenbaum, connect with writers and educators, relish appetizers and beverages, and share your own poetry or a favorite poem. What a delightful way to take off the chill of a late winter evening! Cost to attend: $55.00. FOR MORE INFORMATION! 


He was the director of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine for 27 years, where he established innovative programs combining craft and writing and craft and new technologies. He is an honorary fellow of the American Craft Council and a recipient of the Distinguished Educator’s Award from the James Renwick Alliance.

Thanksgiving (Deerbrook Editions), Prayers and Run-on Sentences
(Deerbrook Editions), and Only Now (Deerbrook Editions), and a collection of essays The View From Here(Brynmorgen Press). He has written and spoken widely on craft making and creativity, and his poems and writing have appeared in numerous small press publications and magazines including Tikkun, the Sun, and the Beloit Poetry Journal. He was appointed poet laureate of Maine in 2016. Former US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser has written “Stuart Kestenbaum writes the kind of poems I love to read, heartfelt responses to the privilege of having been given a life. No hidden agendas here, no theories to espouse, nothing but life, pure life, set down with craft and love.”

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