Last Fridays, Mayo Street Arts gets LIT

This month on February 25 at 7pm we indulge in
Eat Write:
Nourishment for Mouth and Mind

Performances and Readings by:
delectable Acorn Productions actors
Paul Haley, Michael Howard and April Singley
Maine Poet Laureate Betsy Sholl
a Gargantuan puppet show
by Blainor McGough
and a Wine Tasting Competition
Co-hosted by Megan Grumbling and WMPG’S Zack Barowitz.
Friday, February 25, 7 p.m., at 10 Mayo Street.
$5-$10 suggested donation

free with a pot-luck dish




September 24th 2010

Harvest: Reflections on growing and reaping, in poetry and prose.

Featuring readings by:

~ Keith Anctil, Jennie Hahn, and Claire Guyer, theater artists and apprentice farmers of the theater and community project Of Farms and Fables, a collaboration between Open Water Theatre Arts and three family farms, which engages actors in farming and farmers in storytelling, to create dialogue about the future of family farms in Maine

and by local writers

~ Annie Finch, reading from her own work and from the classics
~ Martin Steingesser and Judy Tierney, on aging as harvest
~ Elizabeth Hartsig, reading from her farm writings


~ Fertile foot-stompin’ gypsy fiddling by Hafid Lalaoui and Keith Fletcher (and YOU, if you bring a music-maker)
~ Mulled cider
~ An open reading


~stirring projections
on the ceiling of

Mayo Street Arts
10 Mayo Street, Portland


LIT is a monthly literary happening with a revolving theme featuring live readings, poetry, prose, spoken word, music, and drama. Hosted by Portland poet, writer, and theater critic Megan Grumbling. Suggestions for themes or collaborations welcome! Contact Megan at

Themes Past and Future:


4/10: Beatify

5/10: Awhirl – an evening of Rumi

6/10: Patriotica – in praise, parody, and protest of patriotism

7/10: High Summer –

9/10: Harvest – reflections on growing and reaping

10/10: Favorite Haunts

11/10: In Stone