Downtown Poetry Party in Camden

Feb 26, 2013
Photo by: Dagney C. Ernest Dave Morrison and the Owl & Turtle’s Nancy Borland check out his limited edition poetry collection, “Hot Tears of Shame.”

Camden — The Owl & Turtle Bookshop and local poet Dave Morrison invite everyone to shake off their winter blues at a Downtown Poetry Party Friday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m. The event is designed to celebrate the coming of spring or baseball season or the approaching National Poetry Month … or whatever people would like to celebrate.

A specially printed limited edition of Morrison’s greatest poetry hits, “Hot Tears of Shame,” will be available for purchase and signing this night only. Admission is free, and snacks and literary lubricant will be provided.

Morrison’s poems have been published in literary magazines and anthologies and read on “The Writer’s Almanac.” He will be reading new poems as well as poems from his previous eight books. he said that his poetry readings are attended by people who like poetry and people who do not.

“The coolest people in town. Your neighbors and coworkers. The toughest and tenderest, the sharpest and smoothest, the high-minded and low-down, the solid-state and the steam-powered, thinkers and drinkers, writers and fighters, schemers and dreamers, professors and proclaimers … All are welcome,” he said.

The Owl & Turtle, voted Maine’s No. 1 book store by Down East magazine in 2010, is located at 33 Bay View St. For more information, call 230-7335.

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

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