Thomaston Public Library will hold its annual poetry reading gala Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. The program will be held in the Main Room of the library, 60 Main St./Route 1 in the Thomaston Academy building.

This event is arranged each year by Martha Rhodes, poet; director of Four Way Books; and a professor at Sarah Lawrence College. She will read her work, along with readings by local poet and author Chris Fahy; Bruce Willard; and Stephen Motika.

Fahy is the author of collections of short stories, poetry and eight novels, including his most recent book, "Gone From the Game." Willard who has written several collections of poems including "Holding Ground" and "Violent Blues." Motika is a poet and author of "Western Practice," as well as an editor and publisher.

The annual poetry reading gala is always a popular evening, and everyone is invited to attend to enjoy the readings and refreshments. There is elevator access and plenty of parking at the rear of the building. For more information, call the library at 354-2453.

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