The Gatherings are held in January in Midcoast area, February in Portland area, March in Augusta area.
MPS members given priority registration; others welcome on a space available basis.
Limited to 12 participants unless otherwise announced.
RSVP a must.
You may attend any or all of these gatherings.

Gathering #3 - Rockland
To take place on Saturday, June 24 (Postponed twice)

Location: Lincoln Street Art Center, 24 Lincoln Street, Rockland
BRING: $5 registration fee. A brown bag lunch. Bring your coffee or other beverage and any snack food you may want. None will be provided on site.
Please email Carol at or call her at 207-594-8954 if you plan to attend.
FORMAT: Maximum of 16 people
9:00 Check-in; meet and greet
10:00 Types/styles/methods of critique
Strategies for applying critique principles to our own work when revising
12:15 Brown bag lunch, birthday cake (gluten free flour used)
1:00-2:30 Practicing two types of critique methods using our poems and a poem of another poet
2:30-3:15 Poet's Corner (open mic). Bring a poem of no longer than 24 lines. The original request was that this be on the theme of "How to Survive Winter."
3:15-3:30 Fill out evaluation forms
Farewell and homeward
NOTE: Please bring 17 copies of two poems: one of your own and one you admire written by someone else. Both will be critiqued.

Guests are welcome!

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