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.

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WRITE-IN: October 1

fistSometimes tiny shifts in perspective can radically change your approach to writing. Gay Talese tacks his drafts up to a bulletin board and reads them across the room through binoculars. Eudora Welty used to pin her stories across her bed so she could see them as a whole. While we’ve never tried either of these exact methods, we can attest to the potency of switching up your usual writing space.

To that …

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Gather 11.0


The MWPA’s GATHER 11.0 on Wednesday, September 14 at 6 PM encourages members (and their …

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New Collaborative Projects

Bulbs Concept Best IdeaThe MWPA is excited to announce two new collaborative projects: Deep Water and 100 Words for Acadia. Deep Water is a collaboration with Portland Poet Laureate Gibson …

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