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April 4, 2013

Lookout: Radio Players return to WWII Wed.

The Seabrook Old-Time Radio Players will take the stage and recreate two World War II era radio programs on Wednesday at the Seabrook Public Library.

The radio players will use the original scripts from the golden age of radio to perform these productions. Under the direction of Don Bagley and Cher McDevitt, the actors will bring their characters into each of the two stories for a blended hour-long program that allows the audience to peek back into a time before television took over evening entertainment.

The players will stage”Fibber McGee and Molly Support the War Effort” and “It Pays To Be Ignorant” at two free shows. A matinee begins at 3:30 and the evening performance begins at 6:30. The library is located at 25 Liberty Lane, Seabrook. Refreshments will be available at intermission.

Local residents join in poetry festival

Four local poets will participate in this year’s Boston National Poetry Month Festival at the Boston Public Library.

Newburyport’s Rhina P. Espaillat will be keynote poet in the Commonwealth Salon Room tomorrow and read with X.J. Kennedy from 2 to 3 p.m. Espaillat has published 13 collections of poetry and two bilingual short story collections. Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals across the country, and she has received many poetry awards and honors.

Newbury’s Alfred Nicol, who was the honoree at last year’s Newburyport Literary Festival, will read on Sunday, in the auditorium of the library. He has published four collections of work and appeared in numerous literary journals.

Amesbury’s Lainie Senechal and Richard Wollman are also participating in this year’s festival. Senechal, who has published three collections of work and numerous poems in literary publications, will read on Sunday at 2:20 p.m. She is a retired environmental science and biology high school teacher.

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