Anne Britting Oleson will read her poetry at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on April 25. PHOTO COURTESY OF ANNE BRITTING OLESON

Poetry open mic to feature Oleson

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Anne Britting Oleson will be the featured poet at a poetry reading and open mic event at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Tuesday, April 25, at 5:30 p.m. The event celebrates National Poetry Month.

In order to allow all to participate; open mic readers will have a limit of five minutes or two poems. The poems can be originals or favorites from other authors. Oleson will also share some of her poetry.

Pushcart Prize-nominated writer Oleson lives and works on the side of a mountain in Central Maine. She has published two poetry chapbooks, “The Church of Saint Materiana” (Moon Pie Press, 2007) and “The Beauty of It” (Sheltering Pines Press, 2010), with a third, “Counting the Days,” forthcoming (Pink Girl Ink). Her first novel, “The Book of the Mandolin Player,” was published in 2016 by B Ink Books, which will publish her second novel, Dovecote, this September.

To add to the fun of the evening, there will be birthday cake to celebrate Oleson’s birthday. Call the library at 244-7065.

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