Writers Read on Dec. 3

Nov 29, 2012
Last year’s Writers’ Read group proved to be an engaging crowd.

Camden — The Writers’ Group of the Coastal Senior College will present a reading of their latest works Monday, Dec. 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the downtown Camden Public Library. All are welcome.

“The Writers’ Group has two big things going for it: talent and diversity,” said organizer Marilyn Muth.

At this year’s Writers Read event, eight of the creative and talented members of Muth’s Coastal Senior College Writers Group will give readings from their work. Members’ writing interests are as varied as their life experiences, and they offer each other encouragement and feedback, said Muth. Some of the group have lived in Denmark, Germany and England, with prior jobs ranging from sea captain to prison clinical social worker.

Members of the Writers’ Group have contrasting backgrounds, styles of writing and aims; some focus on poetry, while others prefer memoirs, short stories, articles or social commentary. A few of the eight already have had their work published and others hope soon to do so. Their different approaches guarantee lively monthly meetings with valuable feedback and encouragement. At last year’s Writers Read, the audience was entertained, moved, amused, amazed and even reduced to serious thoughtfulness by the high level and varied nature of the offerings.

This event is co-sponsored by Coastal Senior College and the library and will take place from 1:00 till 3:00 pm in the library’s Picker Room, on the lower level. Both CSC members and the general public are welcome to attend, and light refreshments will be provided. Admission is free, and no reservations are required.

This year’s writers

Barbara Fuery started writing poetry at 10 and continued through college. Six years ago, she took it up again after taking a course at the Senior College. Her work focuses on the outdoors and people she has known and loved.

Carol Luchetti, a clinical social worker who has worked at various state institutions including Maine State prison and the Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center, now concentrates on short-story writing.

Asger Bagge, a retired Danish naval officer who is still a yachtsman with two Atlantic crossings to his name, has published several magazine articles on military matters in Danish and has lived in the United States for 20 years.

Marilyn Muth lived abroad for many years and led a writers’ group in England. Her travels have provided much raw material for her stories’ settings, plots and characters.

After Cornell University, Ken Keoughan devoted 31 years to successful marketing/advertising entrepreneurism. In so-called retirement, he built and ran a successful wood-turning school in Damariscotta. Through writing, he now shares the fruits of his experiences with others.

Peter Muth feels the group is helping him make the transition from writing boring reports to writing fiction and his memoir.

Norbert Nathanson is a retired educator and bureaucrat whose writing includes short stories and social commentary as well as his memoir, which he hopes to publish soon.

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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