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Maine Poet Reads Poems and Tells Of Travels At Sunnybrook Senior Living 3:00 PM Sunnybrook Senior LIving, 340 Bath Rd , Brunswick

(Brunswick) Diane Schetky will read poems and tell of her travels from the Arctic to Antarctica on Wednesday, July 26 at 3 p.m. at Sunnybrook Senior Living, 340 Bath Road, Brunswick. Author, poet, retired psychiatrist, world traveler and now Topsham resident, Schetky will read from her latest poetry book, Taking Flight: New Poems and Others illustrated by the poet and published by Just Write Books of Topsham. The talk is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Taking Flight is a selection of poetry that will provoke a thoughtful journey companioned by a mindful guide according to publisher Nancy E Randolph of Just Write Books. Randolph invites you to enjoy Schetky’s poems and sketches from her travels.

Maggie Butler, poet and Certified Amherst Writers & Artists Facilitator opined, “Diane Schetky’s poems are filled with the observations of someone in love with the natural world, someone who listens and sees beyond what is on the surface. In Taking Flight, you’ll meet a river that becomes a traveling companion, experience a sense of place in countries you may never have visited, and meet people whose voices have been lost or silenced, as the author deftly bears witness to their stories through her poetry.

Young Schetky dreamed of becoming a doctor. Her education began at Sarah Lawrence College where her focus was art. At a time when few women entered the medical profession, she was welcomed by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She completed post-graduate training in pediatrics, child and adult psychiatry. From 1986 until her retirement in 2000, she practiced child, adolescent and forensic psychiatry in Rockport, Maine. She lives in Topsham, Maine, and summers in Phippsburg, Maine. She volunteers with CHANS Hospice and facilitates bereavement groups. She leads tours for children as a docent at The Bowdoin College Arctic Peary Museum. She also facilitates a writers’ group at the retirement community where she resides.

Schetky previously wrote five books on forensic child psychiatry, two books of poetry, Poems on Loss, Hope and Healing (2009) and Dancing Bear and other New Poems (2012). Her poems have been published in Off the Coast, Goose River Anthology, The Puckerbrush Review, The Maine Review, The Northern New England Review, The Aurorean and several psychiatric journals.

Schetky says, “My poems reflect my love of adventure. I’ve traveled to seven continents and fifty countries. My writing also shows my deep concern for our endangered earth.”

Taking Flight: New Poems & Others will be available for sale and signing at the event, and can be purchased at Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick; and

This event is co-sponsored by Sunnybrook Senior Living and Just Write Books.

Each year, Just Write Books of Topsham publishes a few Maine books by Maine authors telling Maine stories, several websites and social media posts for authors, business owners and others. Working together with authors/clients, we work to help the author of any publication achieve his/her goals.

Sunnybrook, a senior living community in Brunswick, Maine boasts a home-like environment and beautifully appointed apartments, many with picturesque Moose Pond views. Sunnybrook is now proud to be part of the Northbridge Companies family, with a focus on living well and loving life.

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