NORWAY – For the second year, the Norway Summer Festival will include a “Poets on the Porch.” From 2 to 4 p.m. on July 10, local poets will share their work by reading aloud to passersby who stop to listen.

Last year, the poets read from the Weary Club Porch. This year, they’ll read from the porch of the Public Library. Chairs will be set out on the library lawn, and poems and books will be for sale at a table out front.

Local poets can sign up for five-minute slots by calling Lisa Moore at 743-9808. The poems must be original and suitable for all ages.

Last year, poets ranging in age from 16 to 75 came from throughout the Oxford Hills.

So far, the 2004 lineup includes Lisa Moore of Harrison, John Governale of Norway, Siiri Cressey of Farmington, George Twine of West Paris, Tom Foley of Oxford, Lisa Campobasso of Norway, Brigid Gallagher of Woodstock and Elise Caswell of Albany.

“Poets on the Porch” is open to everyone, appropriate for all ages and free.


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