SHORT & SWEET Readings by 2016 Maine Literary Award Winners

2016 MLA STICKER WINNERThe MWPA is proud to present a genre-hopping reading on March 18 at Longfellow Books in Portland with the distinctive voices of the three winners of the 2016 Maine Literary Awards Short Works Competition: Penny Guisinger (nonfiction), Douglas W. Milliken (fiction), and David Sloan (poetry).

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letter_g_88899MWPA’s GATHER 14.0 encourages members (and their friends!) to meet and mingle with fellow members in one of thirteen (13!) locations around Maine for camaraderie and conversation on March 15. There is no agenda to GATHER besides getting together with your community of fellow writers to talk writing, reading, and life.

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AcadiaCentennialLogoFinalThe MWPA, Friends of Acadia, and Down East Magazine recently announced the six winners of “100 Words for Acadia,” the flash writing contest celebrating Acadia National Park’s 100th birthday.

Winner Thomas R. Moore for his poem “Acadian Wild”
First Runner-up Weslea Sidon for her micro-essay “Coffee …

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2017 Maureen Egen WEX Award

poets-and-writers-squarelogo-1429796592487Each year, Poets & Writers—the nation’s largest nonprofit organization serving creative writers and publishers of Poets & Writers Magazine—invites poets and fiction writers from a selected state to apply for the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award (WEX Award). This year, that state is Maine.

Poets & …

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