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Mid-Coast Audubon Series: “The Clarity of Birds” Poetry Event with Betsy Headley

Thursday, November 17 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

Local poet and photographer Betsy Headley will share work from her most recent book, The Clarity of Birds. The book features Headley’s images interwoven with her thoughts on beauty and brutality, compassion and aging, and wisdom and wildlife. This free program will be presented in-person in the library’s Picker Room, and is part of the library’s series of nature programs in partnership with Mid-Coast Audubon.

Of the book, poet Barbaría María has written: “The reverence of years engaged in following birds with her camera, getting to know them, continues to infuse Betsy’s poetry with a finely tuned focus. She is patient with the moment, capturing the fine details of beauty, pain, compassion, and insight.” Headley will read from the book and answer audience questions.

Betsy Headley is from Swanville, Maine. Something Is Always Left (2017) was her first poetry book, and The Clarity of Birds is her second. Betsy has a BA in anthropology and art and has taught English in China and Japan. Her photography has been shown in numerous exhibits throughout Maine. Betsy’s passion for wildlife, particularly birds, is reflected in her writing and photography.

Copies of the book will be available to purchase at the event. Additionally, they can be purchased online at: https://maineauthorspublishing.com/the-clarity-of-birds/


Mid-Coast Audubon a chapter of Audubon, and affiliated with Maine Audubon. They cover the midcoast inland from Boothbay Harbor, west to Windsor and China, and east along the coast to Bucksport. Their mission is to promote long-term, responsible use of natural resources through informed membership, education and community awareness. Learn more at: midcoastaudubon.org.

Join us on 3rd Thursdays, September – April (except December) for more free nature talks with the Camden Public Library.

55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States