BATH — The second annual Celebrity Poetry Slam at the Chocolate Church Art Center will feature local celebrities presenting their favorite Beatles’ lyrics.

The program is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the center at 804 Washington St.

The evening focuses on the well-known lyrics and recognizes The Beatles as masterful poets. No singing. No music. Instead local elected officials, business owners, community leaders and media representatives will “slam” their favorite Beatles’ song through creative interpretation. 

Comedian Johnny Ater, who was the grand champion of last year’s slam, will emcee. The audience plays an important role because the applause-o-meter rating after each celebrity is combined with the scores of the judges based on best style, interpretation and performance to determine of the participants. 

The Annex of the Chocolate Church will become a beatnik coach house to showcase the creativity of Sheriff Joel Merry of Sagadahoc County; Allan Kozinn, who is a Beatles expert and freelance writer at the Portland Press Herald; Jonas Werner, who owns Azure Cafe in Freeport; and Bath City Council Chairwoman Mari Eosco, who are among the celebrities scheduled to appear.

Tickets are $15 in advance  and $18 at the door. They are available by calling the box office 207-442-8455 or purchase online

Concessions will be available.

Comedian Johnny Ater will emcee the second annual Celebrity Poetry Slam at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Chocolate Church Arts Center in Bath.


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