Together Place is a Peer Run Recovery Center in the heart of Bangor’s highest overdose neighborhood in Maine’s most Opioid vulnerable region. Let that sink in.

The Together Place helps people struggling with mental illness and substance use disorder.

Together Place is the building at the corner of Union Street and 2nd Street now famous for the mural that has brightened up this building. Most have probably driven by the blue murals and not even thought about what takes place inside those walls.

Beginning this Friday the recovery center is offering a peer-run creative writing group that will explore all forms of creative writing. The group will be Friday mornings at 10 a.m. for 6 weeks and will include authors from the 68-piece stories of Maine exhibit.

Your creativity begins with your imagination and it’s all positive. You will be mentored and supported for our Together Place annual Creative Writing Contest which includes cash prizes.

You will need to sign up for the group by calling 941-2897. And you can participate via Zoom if you are more comfortable that way. But you’ll miss out on the food. There will be videos and stories and a raffle and it is all positive, encouraging, and inspiring. If you are reading this and know someone who could benefit in their recovery with this group program, please forward this to them.

And as a fundraiser, Together Place is still selling the photo book that is on my coffee table and has been since it was first released, "Pandemic Strolls in Bangor, One City in the Year of Covid." Anyone from Bangor would love it. Details here.

Scott Miller

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