Caps Poetry Month Rockland

Bilingual Poetry Night is April 29

Apr 16, 2014

Rockland — Poetry Month Rockland, Rockland Public Library and the Penobscot School will present the annual Bilingual Poetry Night Tuesday, April 29, at 7 p.m. at the Penobscot School, 28 Gay St.

Poems will be read in French and Spanish, along with their English translations. Readers include Penobscot School instructors Nohora Estes; Elizabeth Goodridge and her husband Peter Conant; and Watershed School students from Mariel Dowling’s Spanish class.

Goodridge has taught French to all ages in Maine and Montreal for 40-plus years. She enjoys acting, singing, sailing, artistic expression and French singer/songwriters of the 20th century.

Conant has been a stage actor for many years, performing with several companies including Belfast Maskers, The Assembled Players and the improvisational group Playing in Traffic.  He makes his living as a carpenter in Appleton.

Estes, a native Colombian, has been associated with Penobscot School for 20-plus years, leading children's courses and assisting in the immersions. She established the Spanish program at the Riley School in 1998, where she teaches K-8 grades. Estes also teaches private Spanish lessons.

The Watershed School is an independent high located in downtown Camden. It was founded in 2002, is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is a Maine State Approved High School. The school offers a challenging academic program in sciences, humanities and the arts. Classes are small, usually less than 10 students, and have a strong focus on instilling effective intellectual habits, leadership and responsibility. Dowling is the school’s Spanish instructor.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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