There will be a poetry reading by Jacqueline Moore Saturday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m. in the Searsmont Community Center, downstairs in the Town Hall, 37 South Main St./Route 131.

Moore said this is not the usual poetry reading “to sell books,” but rather a thank you to all the good people of Searsmont and Morrill who helped her for more than 40 years — and continue to help her live off the grid five months of the year.

Moore’s poems are about living in an ancient house, forever in need of repair, in the middle of a forest with no electricity and running water, no pump in the kitchen, “no right angle anywhere.” Time slows down to a crawl but there is peace there, she said, escape from the digital world and magic, “which seems to appeal to small children and those adults who have never grown up and are open to enchantment.”

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