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ArtsFarmington discusses upcoming schedule(0)

May 29, 2020

ArtsFarmington is sorry that our spring programs, State Street Jazz and Maine Mountain Chamber Music were cancelled due to COVID restrictions. We hope to be able to bring you our planned fall programs: MMCM in September, Maine Squeeze in October, Antonio Rocha in November, and Doug Protsik in January. All depends on the venues of […]

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Alice James Books awarded grant from the Amazon Literary Partnership & Academy of American Poets

FARMINGTON – Alice James Books is pleased to announce it is a recipient of a grant from the Amazon Literary Partnership and Academy of American Poets. These grants support publication and partnerships with new and dynamic voices to our literary community, many of which may have otherwise gone unrecognized. Since 2009, The Amazon Literary Partnership […]

Poet’s Corner: Memorial Day

Memorial Day by Greg Zemlansky Memorial day is celebrated on the last Monday in May. A remembrance of those who gave their lives for us to be free today. We take a moment in time to pause for a prayer and say, “thank You:” With aching hearts and tears that drown the eyes for the […]

Words on Words: Our Friend Hedgehog

That Lauren Castillo’s Our Friend Hedgehog is evocative of childhood classic read aloud stories is unmistakable. Why though? To answer that question we should start out by asking which classics it is evocative of. I wouldn’t be surprised if that varied reader to reader but to me the books it summoned were Tove Jansson’s Moomintroll […]


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