Wednesday, March 11
9:30 am – 11:00 am
Our morning book group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. This month, we’ll be discussing Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman. We hope you’ll join us for a great discussion. New members are always welcomed.
“Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!” —Reese Witherspoon
Wednesday, March 18
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
TML’s Writer’s Accountability Group (WAG!) meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10:00-noon. All levels of expertise and genres are welcome as we:
- Share ideas about writing, editing, and publishing.
- Share snippets of our work in a creative, supportive group setting.
- Connect with other writers who are as passionate about the craft as we are.
- Give ourselves a deadline each month to show up with our latest work.
- Have fun!
We hope you’ll join us to help get your WAG going!
Thursday, March 19
Our evening book group meets on the third Thursday of each month. This month, we’re reading A Woman of No Importance: The untold story of the American spy who helped win World War II” by Sonia Purnell.
We hope you’ll join us for a great discussion. New members are always welcome.
Tuesday, March 24
6:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Our songwriting workshop meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Whether you are a new writer, experienced writer, or want-to-be-a-writer writer, we hope you’ll join us each month to bring in your work and get expert advice from award-winning songwriter, Jud Caswell. Participants in this workshop rave about Jud and about how much his advice is helping shape and improve their writing.
Jud starts each session with a short discussion of a specific element of songwriting craft, then moves to sharing songs. Jud’s feedback is focused on questions or concerns raised by the songwriter, with group discussion focused on issues of craft and technique.
Participants should bring a song that is “in process” for feedback and support, along with 8 copies of lyrics to share. Many in our group play the guitar or play our house electric piano as well as sing, but you are more than welcome to just sing what you’ve written, or sing to a recording you’ve made at home.
We’ll have a sign-up sheet when you get here and will have time each night to share 6 or 7 songs. Come a little early if you want to make sure to get on the list!
The goal of the workshop is to provide a safe place for songwriters to share and learn. Songwriters of all levels and abilities are welcome!
Here’s a bit about Jud Caswell
Jud has played folk festivals from Texas to Oregon and won some of the best songwriting contests in the country. He has appeared at iconic venues and at celebrated festivals across the country. While his music is often compared to James Taylor and David Wilcox, his songs draw on a long musical history and wide-ranging influences from jazz and Piedmont blues to contemporary folk and rock. Wilcox offers his own praise, acclaiming Caswell as “much more than a great singer and guitar player, Jud’s songs take you into the storyteller’s world with clear images and characters that come to life for the listener.” Maine Today is even more emphatic: “Jud Caswell is an enormously talented lyricist, composer, performer, and producer. It’s only a matter of time before he’s discovered by the rest of the world; you should discover him now.” Jud has a degree in music from Dartmouth College and has taught songwriting to students of all ages and ability levels.
Wednesday, March 25
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Senior Tech meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month.
We’re here to help in any way we can with your tech questions. We work together as a group to answer similar questions, and break out into smaller groups to answer individual questions.
If you have a question, we will help you find an answer. You wouldn’t believe some of the things we’ve been able to help solve!
Tuesday, March 31
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Diane E. Hamlin joined us for our Maine Wildlife Series last year to talk about how she and a group of local Eastern Bluebird lovers helped re-establish nesting and feeding grounds in Cape Elizabeth. Diane joins us again this month with a colorful and inspiring photographic presentation to celebrate the rich and diverse bird life here in Cape Elizabeth. Diane is an amateur photographer and bird enthusiast extraordinaire.
Diane’s message is a personal one out the relationship that we can share with nature and the vitalness to preserve habitat: “I have learned much through this remarkable window to wildlife along the marshes edge and have helped care for and observe a rich diversity of resident and nonresident species. I have been blessed to capture portraits of their lives through a camera lens and hope to share their stories and inspire others to be involved in their preservation.”