“Poetry with Strings Attached” will launch The Literary Salon, a new series featuring Maine writers, on Sunday, January 19, at 2 p.m. in the Tucker Room at Camden Opera House. Admission is free; seating is limited.



Poets Kristen Lindquist and Paul Corrigan will read from their work, interspersed with related music performed by violinist-guitarist Susan Ramsey and cellist Ruth Fogg. Local student Katharine Kemper will open with a brief poetry recitation.

Lindquist, of Camden, is a poet, writer and naturalist. Her poetry and other writings have appeared in Down East and Bangor Daily News, as well as in literary journals and anthologies. Her book “Transportation” was a finalist for the 2012 Maine Literary Award.

Corrigan, of Millinocket, is a poet and essayist who has worked as a Baxter State Park ranger, a high school English teacher and a whitewater rafting guide. His poems, essays, and stories are inspired by his lifelong love of the Maine woods and have appeared in Maine Times, Yankee, and the anthology “Maine Speaks,” which is used statewide in public schools.

Ramsey performs around New England with David Mallett and as the violinist for the touring chamber ensemble Highlands Classical. Fogg is also a member of Highlands Classical ensemble and performs regularly with Ramsey as North Country Strings.

Beverages and sweet treats from Zoot Coffee will be available. The snow date for Poetry with Strings Attached is Sunday, January 19.