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Brown Bag Lunch

Have You Heard There’s Another Plan to Develop Sears Island? - BBL

Free

with Susan White

Calendar Oct 13, 2022 at 11:45 am

A Brown Bag Lunch event!

Susan White and Rolf Olsen are President and Vice President respectively of the Friends of Sears Island. They will discuss the state’s proposal to use about 80 acres on the western shore to build enormous floating wind turbines that will be deployed in the Gulf of Maine. They recommend not building this site on Sears Island, and their talk will focus on the status of the effort and how people can voice their opinions to help influence the project.

Bogs and Their Incredible Roles in Easing Our Warming Climate - BBL

Free

with Annette Naegel

Calendar Oct 20, 2022 at 11:45 am

A Brown Bag Lunch event!

Annette will speak generally about the importance of bogs and their role in the natural environment, using a few examples in the upper watershed such as Appleton Bog and Fox and Hemingway Pond/bog. She will end her talk with the Rockland Bog, for which the Georges River Land Trust is raising funds toward the conservation of 500+ acres.

Annette is Conservation Director of the Georges River Land Trust.

This is a brown-bag lunch event which is free and open to the public.

Unanswered Questions: Poetry as Discovery - BBL

Free

with Stuart Kestenbaum

Calendar Oct 27, 2022 at 11:45 am

A Brown Bag Lunch event!

Stuart Kestenbaum is the author of six collections of poems, most recently Things Seemed to Be Breaking, and The View from Here, a collection of essays. He was the host of the Maine Public Radio program Poems from Here and the host/curator of the podcasts Make/Time and Voices of the Future. He has written and spoken widely on craft making and creativity, and his poems and writing have appeared in numerous small press publications and magazines. He was the director of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts from 1988 until 2015, and more recently he has helped design and implement a residency program for artists and writers called Monson Arts.

Stuart served as Maine’s poet laureate from 2016 to 2021. Former US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser has written “Stuart Kestenbaum writes the kind of poems I love to read, heartfelt responses to the privilege of having been given a life. No hidden agendas here, no theories to espouse, nothing but life, pure life, set down with craft and love.”

 

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