The Everyday Magic of Our Lives

 

The Everyday Magic of Our Lives, a reading of essays and poetry by two Maine authors, will be presented at 5pm on Wednesday, July 28, at the Ocean View Grange, 435 Port Clyde Road (Rt 131) in St George. Poet Kimberly Cloutier Green and writer Susan Hand Shetterly explore the value and mystery of wildness in their nature writing. 
 
In her recently published book, Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town, Ms. Shetterly's tales are at turns humorous, poignant, and sobering―but always inspiring. With this book, she offers us an education in nature and moves us to preserve it.  Ms. Shetterly, a former wild bird rehabilitator, has written about wildlife and wildlands for over twenty years. She is the author of the essay collection The New Year's Owl and several children's books. She was a contributing writer to the Maine Times, and her pieces have appeared in Birder's World, Audubon Magazine, Yankee, and Down East. 
 
Ms. Green is a poet, collaborating artist, and workshop/retreat leader. Her chapbook What Becomes of Words was published by the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Connecticut. Ms. Green was selected in 2005 for the Maine Community Foundation’s Martin Dibner Fellowship in Poetry. A recent MacDowell Fellow, she has recently completed a second manuscript of poems, Possum.
 
This is the first event in the 2010 St George Summer Literary Series, a program of the Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor. This reading is co-sponsored by the St George Conservation Commission