BANGOR — Story Slam, 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, at Bangor Opera House, 131 Main St., prior to the kick off of the Penobscot Theatre’s Northern Writes Play Festival from 7 to 9 p.m. The story slam theme is “Stage Fright.” Come and tell a story or just come and listen. The audience gets to vote for their favorite story of the night. For information, call 947-6618 or visit www.penobscottheatre.org.
BAR HARBOR — Jeannie Brett, illustrator of the new children’s book, “My Cat, Coon Cat,” will read from and sign copies of the book from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Sherman’s, 56 Main St. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, July 10 at Stone Soup, 113 Main St. For information about the Sherman’s event call 288-3161; for the Stone Soup event call 288-5219.
CAMDEN — “Three Poets Welcome Summer” poetry reading featuring Gayle Portnow, Carol Bachofner and Wendy Rapaport, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. For information, call 236-3440 or visit www.librarycamden.org.
CAMDEN — “The Strange Case of Lizzie Borden” presented by Richard Cornelia, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. For information, call 236-3440 or visit www.librarycamden.org. Part of the Library’s American Cultural Journey Series.
CAMDEN — FINRA Brown Bag Lunch Series at noon Friday, June 24, with a presentation by Linda Buckmaster on her budgeting plan she calls a “Spending Plan,” at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. For information, call 236-3440 or visit www.librarycamden.org.
DOVER-FOXCROFT — Summer poetry open mike celebration, 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, June 20, at Thompson Free Library, 186 East Main St. Admission and refreshments free. Bring poems on any subject to read or listen, along with friends. For information, call 564-3350.
ELLSWORTH — Fourth Wednesday Poetry Group meeting, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at The Maine Grind, Main Street. All are welcome.
SEARSPORT — Poetry Times 3 featuring three poets from midcoast Maine and beyond, Bob Brooks of Stockton Springs, Kathleen Ellis of Orono and Ellen Goldsmith of Cushing, will read from their newest work, 3-4 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at Left Bank Books. A question-and-answer period and refreshments will follow the readings. Free and open to the public. For information or to reserve signed copies of any
of the poets’ books, call 548-6400.