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David Weiss to speak about “A Heart on Fire” at the Friday Local Author Series

Friday, September 05 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library
Audience: Adults

Westbrook author, David C. Weiss, announces the release of his first poetry collection, A Heart on Fire, published by Maine Authors Publishing.


This collection of poems draws from Weiss’s near-death experiences as a young boy. In his adult life, Weiss has come to believe his childhood was filled with the numinous presence of the Divine.  Some of his poems express warmth, playfulness, and a heart open to love.  Other poems convey loss, grief, forgiveness, and healing. Weiss uses earthly images to give voice to his passion and gratefulness for life, as well as his awareness of aging and death.


Weiss has a writing style that reflects his experience of the Divine and invites readers to travel a path that can lead them to discover the Divine within themselves. According to William Boyd Grove, Bishop, United Methodist Church, “These poems…express a spirituality that is born of his life experiences and is lodged deep in his heart. They reach deep into the life of the reader and awaken there an awareness of connection to a kindred spirit.”


Weiss is a presenter, workshop leader, and consultant in the areas of spiritual growth and group development. He has a master’s degree in theology and a doctorate in pastoral psychology from Boston University and practiced for thirty-five years as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Boston, Mass. and Portland, Maine. Weiss now spends part of the year teaching poetry to Tibetan Buddhist monks at Sera Jhy Monastic University in South India.


A Heart on Fire is now available from,, Amazon, and local bookstores.


About the Series » Friday Local Author Series

The Local Author Series is a new series featuring Maine authors.  Authors are scheduled on a weekly basis and are encouraged to invite their readers for a lecture and question and answer session.  Books will be available for purchase and signing through the authors.  Free and open to the public.  Feel free to bring your lunch!

The Friday Local Author Series is held from 12pm-1pm in the Main Library’s Meeting Room 5.

Authors: To be considered for PPL’s Friday Local Author Series, please send information to our Programming Manager, Rachael Weyand.