HALLOWELL — At 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, the Harlow Gallery, now at 100 Water Street, will host an event called “Maine Veterans Speak.”

The evening will open with poetry by Vietnam vet, Terry Grasse, who often visits high schools in the Brunswick area where students are studying the Vietnam War. Drafted right out of high school to Vietnam, he was a radio operator with a military intelligence unit. He writes from his own perspective about the realities of war and says he wants people to understand what war really is — that it’s “real people killing real people.” Grasse will open the evening with some of his work, and an open mic for all veterans will continue on throughout the evening.

Musician Ken Graham will provide music for the evening. Graham is also a veteran, and well-known as a musician who can be found several nights of any week playing solo or in duos at events and pubs in central and coastal Maine.

This event is open to all veterans who want to participate.

The Harlow Gallery hosts the Bookey Readings, a poetry series monthly April through November, that has offered spoken word at its best for 25 years. FMI, contact mamabelle@gwi.net.

Vietnam veteran Terry Grasse will read his poetry at The Harlow as part of the galllery’s Bookey Readings series.

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