Poet/songwriter at Maine Media Women

Mar 26, 2014

Thomaston — Jefferson native Patricia Goodspeed will be the featured speaker (and singer) at the Saturday, April 5, meeting of Maine Media Women at the American Legion Hall, behind the downtown business block.

Goodspeed, a teacher of children with special needs, also is a published poet whose first book, “Pieces of the Dream,” was released in 2009. Many of the poems she writes eventually become songs that she composes and performs, accompanying herself on the guitar. In addition, she writes the weekly Jefferson column for the Lincoln County News, a position she took on when her mother, Marilyn Flagg, retired.

In her presentation at the MMW meeting, Goodspeed will talk about how she develops a poem into a song, and she will read and perform a few of her original pieces. One of these, “Love Draws Us Near,” is featured on her CD “Gospel Favorites.” Copies of her book and CD will be available for purchase at the meeting.

MMW meetings are always open to the public. They begin at 9:15 a.m. with sign-in, coffee and networking; the program follows at 10 a.m. Suggested donation is $3 for members, $5 for guests. For more information, visit mainemediawomen.org or the organization’s Facebook page.

Maine Media Women is a nonprofit organization whose members include writers, artists, photographers, graphic designers, editors and publishers, website designers and specialists in print and electronic media. The annual meeting is scheduled for April 26 at the 1812 Farm in Bristol.

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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