The Pondtown Poets are, back row, from left, Anne Carter, John Seksay, and Susan Parks, and, front row, from left, Sally Joy, Dean Lebel. Submitted photo

The popular “Bookey Readings” poetry series will continue at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, at the Bailey Public Library in Winthrop.

The “Pondtown Poets,” founded in 2003, will be the featured poets at the event. The group was founded by Winthrop native Susan Parks and takes their name from the history of Winthrop. The Pondtown Poets have met monthly, in-person and virtually, for all of their 20 years together. The current group consists of Sally Joy, Susan Parks, and John Seksay of Augusta; Anne Carter of Hallowell; and Dean Lebel of South Carolina.

The Bookey Readings poetry series was started by Ted Bookey at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell over 25-years ago. Bookey was well known for his poetry workshops at UMA through UMA’s Senior College. Local poets Claire Hersom and Jay Franzel took over organizing the series in 2015 and the series moved to the Bailey Library in Winthrop in 2022.

Refreshments will be served.

The Bailey Public Library is located at 39 Bowdoin St., Winthrop.

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