Find Your Inner Moose at the Belfast Free Library

Family Fun
Belfast Free Public Library
106 High Street Belfast, ME
(207) 338-3884 X 10
Jul 02, 2013
6:30 PM
Ida and her Inner Moose

Ida LeClair will appear at Belfast Free Library next month. Author Susan Poulin in character as Ida Leclair will be reading from and signing copies of her new self-help humor book, “Finding Your Inner Moose: Ida LeClair’s Guide to Livin’ the Good Life” (Island Port Press) This program is free and open to all. Bring the whole family and come prepared to laugh!

“Finding Your Inner Moose” is penned by Maine-based writer and performer Susan Poulin, who is the creative force behind the popular stage personality Ida LeClair. Poulin’s character Ida, is a recently minted "Certified Maine Life Guide." Ida is a lifelong resident of fictional Mahoosuc Mills, an impossible-to-find, but oh-so-familiar town in Western Maine, where she lives in a tidy and tastefully decorated double-wide with high school sweetheart Charlie and adorable dog Scamp. Most importantly, Ida is a daughter, sister, wife, and best friend who draws upon her experiences (as well as those of the noble and majestic moose) to offer practical and hilarious advice on relationships, physical fitness, stress, housecleaning, work, shopping, fun, and more. (If you are looking for impractical, woo-woo advice from a glammed-up, over-educated, fancy-schmancy life coach, just keep looking!)

Poulin, once selected by Portland Magazine as one of the “Ten Most Intriguing People in Maine,” created the character Ida LeClair in 1997. Poulin has been a leader in bringing a female voice to New England storytelling and humor, a genre historically dominated by men such as “Bert and I” and Tim Sample. Poulin has produced five stage shows featuring Ida: “Ida: Woman Who Runs with the Moose,” “Ida’s Havin’ a Yard Sale,” “A Very Ida Christmas,” “The Moose in Me, the Moose in You,” and her latest, “I Married an Alien.”

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