Poet Laureate at Maine Media Women

Oct 21, 2013
Photo by: Bill Benner Creative writing campers and writers pose for a camp finale photo this summer at Rockland Elks Lodge No. 1008.

Thomaston — Carol Bachofner, Poet Laureate of Rockland, will be the featured speaker at the Saturday morning, Nov. 2, meeting of Maine Media Women at the American Legion Hall behind the downtown business block.

Bachofner is well known in the area for her books of poetry including “I Write in the Greenhouse” and “Breakfast at the Brass Compass,” and often does readings at local bookstores and libraries. This past summer, she turned her energy into organizing a three-day writing camp for children in third through fifth grades. Assisted by several other professional writers who volunteered as instructor/coaches, and with financial support from sponsors (Maine Media Women among them), the camp was held the last week of July and was attended by a number of budding young writers from the Rockland-Thomaston area.

At MMW’s November meeting, Bachofner will describe the activities of the camp and read some of the stories and poems created by the students who participated this year. One of the students also will be on hand to read her own work. There are plans to expand the program for the summer of 2014.

All MMW meetings are open to the public, and guests are always welcome. Meetings begin at 9:15 a.m. with coffee and networking. The program follows, beginning at 10 a.m. Suggested donation is $5, $3 for members. For more information, visitmainemediawomen.org or the organization’s Facebook page; or contact MMW President Genie Dailey at finepoints1@aol.com or 549-5518.

Maine Media Women is a nonprofit organization whose members include writers, artists, photographers, graphic designers, editors and publishers, web site designers and specialists in both print and electronic media.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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