Poet Christopher Seid will be featured in the upcoming Rice Pudding Poetry Series on Thursday evening, November 1. Together with a group of community readers who will read published work from a variety of poets, Seid will read from his second collection of poems, Age of Exploration, winner of the Blue Light Poetry Prize (Blue Light Press, San Francisco), as well as work in progress.

Founding poetry editor for Maine Magazine and for a few years on the board of the Telling Room, a non-profit writing center for children and youth in Portland, ME, Chris Seid has an MFA in creative writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. His first collection of poems, Prayers to the Other Life, was awarded the Marianne Moore Poetry Prize (Helicon Nine Editions, Kansas City). Currently, Chris divides his time between Cambridge, Massachusetts and Portland, and is working on a YA novel based on the themes of yoga philosophy.  

The evening begins with live music, refreshments, and conversation at 6pm. The reading starts at 6:30pm. This event is free and open to the public, and seating in the upstairs library is limited. A book signing will follow the reading. Rice Public Library is located at 8 Wentworth Street in Kittery. Parking is available in the lots on either side of the Rice Building, or across the street in the Taylor Building lot. Call (207) 439-1553 for more information.


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