Jeopardy IMAGEThe MWPA and SLICE magazine present an all-out grudge match of Literary Jeopardy on Thursday, October 9. This free-for-all evening pits Maine novelists against Maine poets against Maine memoirists! Literary Jeopardy is a fundraiser for the MWPA and SLICE magazine, hosted by SPACE Gallery in Portland and brewery sponsor Banded Horn …

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west-quoddy-head-lighthouse-maineThe MWPA is excited to offer another round of writing workshops on the eastern edge of America at the beautiful Cobscook Community Learning Center in Trescott. Two …

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Celebrating Wesley McNair’s The Lost Child

9781567925197_p0_v2_s600The MWPA and Portland Public Library celebrate Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair’s powerful new collection The Lost Child: Ozark Poems with a reading and signing on Friday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Portland Public Library’s Rines Auditorium. Long a poet of New England places, the impending death of McNair’s mother turned the poet’s gaze to her homeplace: …

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Poetry Rocks with Dave Morrison

Poetry RocksThe MWPA presents Poetry Rocks with Dave Morrison on Tuesday, September 9 at 6:00 p.m. in Portland as part of the Friends of Congress Square Park’s summer series.

Before settling in coastal Maine and publishing nine books of poetry, Dave Morrison spent years playing guitar in rock & roll bars in Boston and New York City. Poetry Rocks merges Morrison’s life on the stage with his …

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