An Evening with Ann Beattie & Roxana Robinson

Beattie & Robinson BANNER FinalJoin the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance and SPACE Gallery in Portland for a lively conversation with literary luminaries Ann Beattie and Roxana Robinson. Beattie (Mrs. Nixon, The New Yorker Stories) and Robinson (Sparta, Cost) will read selections …

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Summer Garden Series: Poetry of Home, Place, Community

Wadsworth-Longfellow_House,_Portland,_METhe MWPA is excited to partner with the Maine Historical Society to host poets Christian Barter, Christopher Robley, and Betsy Sholl for a reading in the Longfellow Gardens!

The reading will relate to the 2014-2015 Maine Historical Society exhibit, “Home: The Longfellow House and …

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Maine Literary Awards WINNERS!

2014-MLA-LogoAt a ceremony on Thursday, May 29 at the University of Southern Maine’s Glickman Family Library in Portland, the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance (MWPA) announced the winners of the 2014 Maine Literary Awards. This year’s awards brought in a record-breaking number of submissions: nearly 125 books were entered across the genres; more than seventy manuscripts were submitted into the award’s …

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A Business of Writing Workshop with Celia Johnson

CeliaA writer’s journey often feels like a choose-your-own-adventure novel, particularly once you venture beyond the manuscript. Crafting a query letter. Developing a proposal. Building a platform. Reaching out to agents and editors. There are all sorts of potential pitfalls at each step. But if you understand the agents’ and editors’ perspectives—or, in other words, the business side of buying a book—it’s much easier to …

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