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Painters and Poets

Tuesday April 2, 2019 5:00 reception 6:30 open poetry reading April is National Poetry Month and the Belfast Free Library is celebrating with an exhibit and an open reading. The creative work of Marjorie Arnett and twenty-seven poets come together in an Ekphrastic Exhibition, “Painter  Read More »

Robert Burns Night

The Maine Celtic Celebration hosts a Robert Burns Night on January 26, 2019, at the United Farmers Market of Maine, at 18 Spring St. in Belfast. The event starts with a traditional scotch tasting from 4:00 – 5:30 pm, followed by an evening of food  Read More »

Found: Belfast’s new Poet Laureate

“Poetry as a genre—like the other arts such as music or painting–has the capacity to hold space for things that are disturbing, difficult, strange, challenging and political. Life on this planet is complicated. The best poems reflect, represent and comment on these complications without trying  Read More »

Apply for or Nominate next Belfast Poet Laureate

The City of Belfast, as it does every two years, is searching for a local poet to serve as Belfast’s Poet Laureate. The successful applicant will be Belfast’s 10th Poet Laureate. Belfast has had a poet laureate, an official city designation, since 2007, when then  Read More »