All are invited to “Writers Read,” an open stage for creative writing, on Saturday, April 20, 2-4 pm, at Eastport Arts Center.  Writers of all kinds, whether seasoned wordsmiths or emerging talents, are invited to share their written work. The event aims to create an atmosphere of inspiration and connection and to celebrate creativity and the power of storytelling in all of its forms. Those interested in sharing their work—whether published or as yet undiscovered—may sign up, first come, first served, for a 10-minute reading slot by email to, or, space permitting, may sign up at the event. Participation will be limited, so those eager to read are encouraged to email early. 

The free event is sponsored by a Maine Community Foundation’s Community Building Grant. Refreshments will be available for purchase; all proceeds go to support EAC’s ongoing goal of sustainability.

Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport, and is handicapped-accessible. EAC abides by the State of Maine CDC COVID guidelines, revisiting our policy monthly. At this time, the use of masks in our building is optional.

Janet Case, from Charlotte, is shown reading her poem, “Bella the Hero” at EAC’s January Writers Read event. The open stage for creative writing will be offered again February 24, March 23 and April 20. Photo by Jude Kempe.

We’re thrilled about the success of our two “open stage” events—Writers Read and Open Mic Night. Bocabec, New Brunswicker Sarah Murphy has this winter been sharing excerpts from her two-volume novel, ‘Itzel’ at EAC open stage events. Writers Read organizer Catherine J.S. Lee notes, “Book 1 was a New Brunswick Prize for Fiction winner in 2019.” Writers Read is coming right up on March 23; Open Mic Night will be held April 12. Photo thanks to Jude Kempe.