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July 30, 2015

NICHOLS IN CONVERSATION WITH RUSSO

Nichols 1.53.16 PMPeter Nichols joins Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Russo for a conversation about Nichols’s latest novel: The Rocks, romantic page-turner propelled by the sixty-year secret that has shaped two families, four lovers, and one seaside resort community. Join the MWPA and celebrate this new novel.

 

Thursday, July 30 at 7 PM outdoors in the pop-up park next to the Press Hotel in Portland’s Old Port

 

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Start: July 30, 2015 7:00 pm
End: July 30, 2015 8:00 pm

August 27, 2015

ANN BEATTIE IN PORTLAND

Beattie The StateThe MWPA and Longfellow Books welcome multiple prize–winning master Ann Beattie for a reading from her new collection, The State We’re In: Maine Stories.

 

“We build worlds for ourselves wherever we go,” writes Ann Beattie. The new stories explore how we live in the places we have chosen—or been chosen by. Many of these stories are set in Maine, but The State We’re In is about more than geographical location, and certainly is not a picture postcard of the coastal state. Some characters have arrived by accident, others are trying to get out. The collection opens, closes, and is interlaced with stories that focus on Jocelyn, a wryly disaffected teenager living with her aunt and uncle while attending summer school. As in life, the narratives of other characters interrupt Jocelyn’s, sometimes challenging, sometimes embellishing her view.

 

“One of America’s finest authors—and arguably best living short story writer.” —Heidi Julavits, Interview magazine

 

“The collection demonstrates Beattie’s craftsmanship, precise language, and her knack for revealing psychological truths.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

Start: August 27, 2015 7:00 pm
End: August 27, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Longfellow Books
Cost: Free

August 29, 2015

FINDING SUBJECT MATTER: Cartoons as Catalysts for Poems

Instructor: Ellen Goldsmith
Date: Saturday, August 29
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Rockland Public Library
Level: Open
Maximum Attendees: 12
Fee: MWPA Member $45 | Nonmember $100
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Start: August 29, 2015 10:00 am
End: August 29, 2015 1:00 pm

September 15, 2015 – November 17, 2015

NEW POSSIBILITIES OF EXPRESSION: A 10-Week Poetry Workshop

ShollInstructor: Betsy Sholl
Date: Tuesday, September 15 – November 17
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: USM’s Glickman Library
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Maximum Attendees: 12
Fee: MWPA Member $450 | Nonmember $600
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Start: September 15, 2015 6:00 am
End: November 17, 2015 8:30 pm

September 17, 2015 – November 19, 2015

PEOPLE WATCHING: A 10-Week Fiction Workshop in Characterization

Lewis-RobinsonInstructor: Lewis Robinson
Date: Thursdays, September 17 – November 19
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: USM’s Glickman Library
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Maximum Attendees: 12
Fee: MWPA Member $450 | Nonmember $600
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Start: September 17, 2015 6:00 pm
End: November 19, 2015 8:30 pm

September 19, 2015 – October 31, 2015

TURNING THE PAGE: TELLING STORIES THAT MOVE: A Dynamic, Six-Week Fiction Workshop

ThayerInstructor: Cynthia Underwood Thayer
Date: Saturdays, September 19 – October 31
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Ellsworth (Moore Community Center)
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Maximum Attendees: 12
Fee: MWPA Member $375 | Nonmember $525
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Start: September 19, 2015 9:30 am
End: October 31, 2015 1:30 pm

IN A FLASH: Writing Tight Prose

CB Anderson HEAD SHOTInstructor: CB Anderson
Date: Saturday, September 19
Time: 10:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: USM’s Glickman Library
Level: Open
Maximum Attendees: 15
Fee: MWPA Member $65 | Nonmember $115
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Start: September 19, 2015 10:30 am
End: September 19, 2015 3:30 pm

September 19, 2015 – September 20, 2015

THE FIVE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF STORY: A Two-Part Fiction Workshop

SmithInstructor: Frank O Smith
Date: Saturday & Sunday, September 19 – 20
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: CCLC, Trescott
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Maximum Attendees: 12
Fee: MWPA Member $150 | Nonmember $200
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Start: September 19, 2015 10:30 am
End: September 20, 2015 5:30 pm

RADICAL REVISION: A Poetry Workshop

GreenbergInstructor: Arielle Greenberg
Date: Saturday, September 19
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Rockland Public Library
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Maximum Attendees: 12
Fee: MWPA Member $55 | Nonmember $105
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Start: September 19, 2015 12:00 pm
End: September 19, 2015 3:00 pm