Voices of the Sea
$12 members, $15 nonmembers
Maine Maritime Museum will host its 2nd annual fishermen poetry reading at DiMillo’s On the Water on the Portland waterfront. This unique gathering, called Voices of the Sea: The Poetry and Song of Maine’s Fishermen and Those Who Work on the Water will feature working fishermen and those who work on the sea reading their own original work, poems and songs that examine their water-borne careers through verse.
Emceeing the evenings activities will be legendary Maine humorist adn presidnet of the Maine Storytellers Association John McDonald. John will surely regale the audience with a few of this own tails of the sea. A sampling of participating poets includes: Frank Gotwals a Stonington Maine lobstermen and musician, Islesford lobsterman Jack Merril who recently was invited to present at the Astoria FisherPoets Gathering (the original fishermen poets event), and Monhegan islander and poet Sally Woolf-Wade who's tender words gracefully conger images of clam diggers, fishermen, the sister ships of Wiscasset and life on the water.
The event will take place on the upper deck of DiMillo’s On the Water which makes the perfect venue for an event like Voices of the Sea. Portland's working waterfront and views of draggers and lobster boats tied up to the wharves are just outside the window and when you talk about commercial fishing, the restaurant is the end-user, the end of the chain that starts with the working fishermen.
DiMillo’s On the Water will have a cash bar open during the poetry reading and of course the restaurant is open for dinner before or after the event.