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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Gather 12.0

letter_g_88899GATHER is two years old! The MWPA’s GATHER 12.0 on Wednesday, November 16 at 6 PM (6:30 for Portland and South Portland!) encourages members (and their friends!) to meet and mingle with fellow members in one of sixteen (16!) locations around Maine for camaraderie and conversation. There is no agenda to GATHER besides getting together with your …

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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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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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