Poetry Reading at Lunenburg, MA Library

MaryEllen Letarte and the Louise Bogan Poets will be reading their original poems on September 26, 2018. This celebration of Letarte’s 2018 book, Gathering, begins at 6:30PM at the Lunenburg Library and includes light refreshments. All welcome. Free, email meletarte@yahoo.com if you have questions.

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Thirsty Lab Reading

MaryEllen Letarte will read poems from her second book, Gathering, Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at the Thirsty Lab Poetry Group, 206 Worcester Road, Princeton, MA. Additional poems read by Louise Bogan Poetry Group members. Refreshments and a good time on the agenda.

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Happy New Year 2018

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Meandering is Published!

NEWCOVERMaryEllen Letarte and James B. Nicola announce new poetry books!

Come and enjoy scones, tea, and poems read by MaryEllen Letarte and James B Nicola on Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00PM at the Lunenburg Public Library. Ms. Letarte, director of the Louise Bogan Poets of Lunenburg, will read from her newly published book Meandering and Mr. Nicola—stage director, playwright, composer, and lyricist, will read from his upcoming book, Wind in the Cave, as well as poems from his earlier works. Introductions by Kate Chadbourne, and a Q and A period will round out the poetry reading. Refreshments, hobnobbing, and harp music will follow with an opportunity to buy the authors’ signed books.

This event is sponsored by the Lunenburg Library, 1023 Massachusetts Ave., Lunenburg MA 01462 and open to the public.  For more information e-mail meletarte@yahoo.com


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Poetry Book Publication

For a preview of Meandering, my chapbook prompted by memories of family and life on this world called earth, go to Word Tech Publishers, CW Imprint. The poems are meandering as are the roads to publishing.

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Hi  readers! Look for a preview of my new chapbook Meandering at Word Tech, CW Imprint. The book was prompted by memories of my family and the need to remember more.

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Summer 2016

One blog a season is better than none. The spring and early summer were filled with family and events like Mother’s Day and funerals and special time with granddaughters. I have also submitted poems to many journals with little luck. Back to the writing board…

Tulip time in Ontario was wet and vivid. I traveled to Ontario with my sister and re-connected in many ways. She was a guide, a nurse, and a friend and of course a dear sister. I loved our early morning swims in the Hilton Hotel swimming pool in Ottawa and was awed by the Parliament Building there.  We took the last tour before the doors were closed for ten years of renovations.

I was introduced to amazing water parks inside and out of lodges and to zip lines that zipped so fast I didn’t see my granddaughters sliding by. I fell in love with man-made flowing rivers that took tubes and me lazily through the water. Short water slides were a thrill though steep  rides in a raft or a tube made me dizzy. My granddaughters thought otherwise – the steeper and faster the better. Try Camelback Lodge in the Poconos as it’s new, clean, and fun and best of all the people are friendly. Be prepared for the unexpected if you are a grandparent…


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