Writer’s Reading

Sunday, August 21st

A very well attended beautiful and powerful reading in circle by Tom Moore, Beatrix Gates, Emily Peake (read by Daksha Baumann) and Robert Shetterly.

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Beatrix Gates and Robert Shetterly.

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Daksha Baumann and Tom Moore

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Discussions after the reading.

Beatrix Gates

I decided to go to Acadia once a week in May and June to let it happen on the way to some poems. I wanted to go once hiking was possible and before my usual teaching commitment in the Goddard MFA out west in early July. I chose to go to a few places I knew, and some I had never been to before. I kept the run regular, shared or solo, and took pictures to fix the days in my body.
I didn’t know then that I would need to write the piece, “For Orlando: Make Beautiful in Maine,” or that when I went hiking with a Maine childhood friend in the murderous week of Orlando,  it would be the one day I could breathe fully and walk with all pores open, both to the numbness of sorrow and the relief of breath.
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BG from Acadia, Flying Mountain, 7/16
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Valley Cove on Somes Sound below Flying Mountain, 7/16
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BG from Acadia, east side of Eliot Mountain, 5/11
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from Acadia, west side of Eliot Mountain, 5/11
BG from Acadia, Hadlock Pond trails, 6/14/16, week of murders in Orlando
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Upper Hadlock Pond
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crossing
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Lower Hadlock Pond:
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BG from Acadia, Azalea Garden, 5/11
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from Acadia, Thuya Garden 5/11
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from Acadia,  Asticou Terrace, 5/11
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from Acadia, Northeast Harbor between Thuya Garden and Asticou Terrace, 5/11
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BG from Acadia, Homans Trail, 5/4/16
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descent, Homans Trail, 5/11

The Sanctuary Walls have come alive with the final touches! DSC00165_2

Abstract landscape PAINTING: BEC POOLE,  Portrait of Terry Tempest Williams: Rob Shetterly… Ms. Williams will read with the other writers the following Sunday, Aug. 21 at 2:00.

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Susan Barrett Merrill

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Galen Davis

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Rebecca Raye, Sherry Streeter

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Zuzonna Huot, Galen Davis, Elena Kubler, Alida Bauman, Patricia Wheeler

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Zuzonna Huot, silverpoint assemblage

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Patricia Wheeler, ACADIA Dance

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Rebecca Raye

DSC00154adding finishing touches to the exhibit for Sunday opening.