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2017 Crime Wave Flash Fiction Contest

Tess-Gerritsen-lg“He stepped inside, shook the snow from his jacket, and realized that everyone in the room was staring at him.”  That’s your opening line. And it’s a gift to you from iconic author Tess Gerritsen: her books have been published in 40 countries, sold more than 30 million copies, and the hit TV series …

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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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GATHER 14.0

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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100 WORDS FOR ACADIA

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.

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

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