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Poetry Contest is Open! Youth and Adult Entries Eligible for Prizes!

The Eastport Arts Center Prize for Poetry, an open contest, will run April 1-June 30, 2024. Submissions of original and unpublished poems are welcomed by youth and adult writers on two general themes: ‘The Sea’ and ‘The Woods.’ Winners will be announced on August 24; winning selections will be … [Read More]

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Poetry Prizes Presented With Evening of Readings at EAC

On Saturday evening, August 26, Eastport Arts Center’s inaugural Charles Moore Poetry Prize Competition came to a close with a celebration of poets and reception at the Center.Every table was occupied as Greg Biss, president of EAC’s Board, welcomed attendees and introduced the competition’s benefactor, seasonal resident Charles “Chick” … [Read More]

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Poetry Prize Winners to Be Announced, Give Readings

A reception for the EAC Charles Moore Prize for Poetry will be held on Saturday, August 26, 6-8 pm, at Eastport Arts Center. The event will include readings from those who submitted poems to the contest, a formal announcement of the winners in both adult and youth categories, and … [Read More]

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Free Poetry Workshop with Annaliese Jakimides

Eastport Arts Center will present a free public poetry workshop on Saturday, April 22, from 1-2:30 pm. Instructor Annaliese Jakimides will lead attendees in a session on epistolary poetry—poems that are also letters, and which engage reader and writer with a ‘ritual of connection.’ Devised by Maine Poet Laureate … [Read More]

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EAC to Host Free Workshop on Epistolary Poetry (Poems That Are Also Letters)

Eastport Arts Center will present a free public poetry workshop on Saturday, April 22, from 1-2:30 pm. Instructor Annaliese Jakimides will lead attendees in a session on epistolary poetry—poems that are also letters, and which engage reader and writer with a ‘ritual of connection.’ Devised by Maine Poet Laureate … [Read More]

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Poetry Competition Seeks Youth and Adult Submissions, Cash Prizes On Offer

The Eastport Arts Center Prize for Poetry, an open contest, will run April 1-June 30, 2023. Submissions of original and unpublished poems are welcomed by youth and adult writers on two general themes: ‘The Sea’ and ‘The Woods.’ Winners will be announced on August 26; winning selections will be … [Read More]

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Past Alaskan Poet Laureate to Appear at EAC

EAC’s Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center series will continue March 5 at 3 pm with Tom Sexton, author of ten books of poetry, who will share readings of new poems and poems about Maine. His latest collection is Cummiskey Alley: New and Selected Lowell Poems, written about growing up … [Read More]

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Haiku & Haiga Workshop to Be Taught by Award-Winning Writer

Please join internationally-published haiku poet and haiga artist Catherine J.S. Lee at Eastport Arts Center for a two-session workshop on writing haiku and creating photo-haiga (an image-plus-haiku art form). Participants will learn some haiku basics and will practice them at the workshop and between the sessions, which will be … [Read More]

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Poetry & Pie Night is April 30!

Eastport Arts Center invites all to an informal online gathering in celebration of April as National Poetry Month on Friday, April 30 at 7 pm. The Poetry & Pie Night will begin with a reading by Linda Aldrich, Poet Laureate of Portland, Maine, and continue with local poets Catherine … [Read More]

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Poetry & Pie Night

Eastport Arts Center invites all to an informal online gathering in celebration of April as National Poetry Month on Friday, April 30 at 7 pm. The Poetry & Pie Night will begin with a reading by Linda Aldrich, Poet Laureate of Portland, Maine, and continue with local poets Catherine … [Read More]

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The work of Eastport Arts Center is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. The work of Eastport Arts Center is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.