KITTERY – Poet Rebecca Hennessy will be featured in the upcoming Rice Pudding Poetry Series on Thursday evening, Jan. 31. She will share the stage with a group of community readers, including Patrick Healey, Shelley Girdner, Jen Onken, Agnes Charlesworth, and Mike McGrail, who will read published work from a variety of poets on the theme of “Rupture and Repair.” Rebecca will highlight work from her first collection of poems, "Tangle of Bone," a chapbook published by Burst & Bloom that includes images by Monhegan-based papercutting artist Dylan Metrano. Singer-songwriter Guy Capecelatro will also be performing in this evening’s poetry and music event.

Hennessy studied writing and geology at the University of Utah before moving to New Hampshire. She is a garlic farmer, business owner, and mother. After focusing on other things, she has returned to writing poetry and creative nonfiction. Her chapbook is the result of her recent collaboration with Metrano.

A prolific singer-songwriter, Capecelatro is the winner of five Spotlight awards for his albums as well as an Inspiration Award from Portsmouth Public Media Television in 2018. He is the author of the Some Women and Cape Breton Poems, and his poems have appeared in numerous literary journals.

The evening begins with live music, refreshments and conversation at 6 p.m. The reading starts at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, and seating in the upstairs library is limited. A book sale and signing will follow the reading.

Rice Public Library is located at 8 Wentworth St., Kittery. Parking is available in the lots on either side of the Rice Building, or across the street in the Taylor Building lot. Call (207) 439-1553 for more information.