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June 30, 2016

WRITERLY FRIENDSHIPS: King, Kline, Wood

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LOCATION First Parish Church (Portland)

DATE Thursday, June 30

TIME 7 PM

 

Join the Portland Public Library for “Writerly Friendships” a special evening with authors Lily King (Euphoria), Christina Baker Kline (Orphan Train), and Monica Wood (We Were The Kennedys, One In A Million Boy). The authors will discuss the unique nature of the Maine writing community and the ways in which it fosters creative connections. There will be a short Q & A session in which they will take questions from the audience. A book signing will follow the event and copies of their most recent works will be available for sale.

 

Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door. They may be purchased at writerlyfriendships.brownpapertickets.com; a limited number of physical tickets may be purchased at the Maine Library or at PPL’s Riverton Branch. All proceeds from Writerly Friendships will support the current renovation effort at PPL’s Burbank Branch. PPL is engaged in a $110,000 campaign to complete the funding needed to renovate this popular branch, which itself is the sixth busiest circulating library in the state.

Start: June 30, 2016 7:00 am
End: June 30, 2016 7:00 am
Venue: First Parish Church
Address:
25 Congress St

July 16, 2016

WHAT IS THE EDITOR LOOKING FOR? A Short Story Workshop

PrattInstructor: Bruce Pratt
Date: Saturday, July 16
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: USM’s Glickman Library, Portland
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Maximum Attendees: 12
Fee: MWPA Member $75 | Nonmember $125
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Start: July 16, 2016 10:30 am
End: July 16, 2016 10:30 am

July 22, 2016

AN EVENING WITH LEE HOPE & BETSY SHOLL

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LOCATION Engine (Biddeford)
DATE Friday, July 22
TIME 6:30 PM Doors | 7 PM Event

 

Join Engine and the MWPA for readings by novelist Lee Hope, author of Horsefever (New Rivers Press, 2016) and Betsy Sholl, former Maine Poet Laureate and author most recently of Otherwise Unknown.  A Q & A with the authors will follow the readings.

 


HopeLee Hope is editor-in-chief of Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices. Her fiction has received grants from both the Maine and the Pennsylvania Arts Commissions. Her short stories have been published in numerous literary journals, such as: Witness, The North American Review, Epiphany, and Sou’wester. Her short story “What To Take In Case of Fire,” received an honorable mention in American Fiction, Vol. 13, winner of the 2015 Midwest Book Awards in the anthology category. Founder and former director of a low-residency MFA program in Maine, Lee also helped to found Pine Manor College’s low-residency MFA program. She is currently president of the nonprofit Solstice Institute for Creative Writing and teaches for Changing Lives Through Literature, which brings literature to people on probation. MORE www.leehopeauthor.com

 

ShollBetsy Sholl served as the Maine Poet Laureate from 2006 to 2011. She has published eight collections of poetry, most recently Otherwise Unseeable (University of Wisconsin Press, 2014), which won the Maine Literary Award for Poetry. Her 1997 collection Don’t Explain won the 1997 Felix Pollak Prize from the University of Wisconsin, and her book The Red Line won the 1991 AWP Prize for Poetry. Her chapbooks include Pick A Card, winner of the Maine Chapbook Competition in 1991 (selected by Donald Hall), and Betsy Sholl: Greatest Hits, 1974-2004, Pudding House Publications. She was a founding member of Alice James Books and published three collections with them: Changing Faces, Appalachian Winter, Rooms Overhead, and Rough Cradle Among her awards are a fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts, and two Maine Writer’s Fellowships. Her work has been included in several anthologies, including Letters to America, Contemporary American Poetry on Race, and a range of magazines, including Field, Triquarterly, Brilliant Corners, The Kenyon Review, The Massachusetts Review, and Beloit Poetry Journal. She has been a visiting poet at the University of Pittsburgh and Bucknell University. She lives in Portland, Maine, and teaches in the MFA Program of Vermont College. MORE www.betsysholl.com

Start: July 22, 2016 7:00 pm
End: July 22, 2016 7:00 pm
Venue: Engine
Address:
128 Maine Street, Biddeford

July 23, 2016

WHAT IS THE EDITOR LOOKING FOR? A Short Story Workshop

PrattInstructor: Bruce Pratt
Date: Saturday, July 23
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Belfast Free Library
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Maximum Attendees: 12
Fee: MWPA Member $75 | Nonmember $125
WORKSHOP INFO

Start: July 23, 2016 10:30 am
End: July 23, 2016 10:30 am

July 30, 2016

GET IN, GET OUT: A Workshop on Writing Flash Creative Nonfiction

GuisingerInstructor: Penny Guisinger
Date: Saturday, July 30
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Belfast Free Library
Level: Open
Maximum Attendees: 12
Fee: MWPA Member $45 | Nonmember $100
WORKSHOP INFO

Start: July 30, 2016 10:30 am
End: July 30, 2016 10:30 am

WRITING TRUE: Tapping into the Unconscious in Writing

SmithInstructor: Frank O Smith
Date: Saturday, July 30
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: USM’s Glickman Library, Portland
Level: Open
Maximum Attendees: 16
Fee: MWPA Member $75 | Nonmember $125
WORKSHOP INFO

Start: July 30, 2016 10:30 am
End: July 30, 2016 10:30 am

August 11, 2016

WORDS & IMAGES: A Multi-Genre Workshop in Visual Text

GreenbergInstructor: Arielle Greenberg
Date: Thursday, August 11
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Rockland Public Library
Level: Open
Maximum Attendees: 12
Fee: MWPA Member $25 | Nonmember $45
WORKSHOP INFO

Start: August 11, 2016 5:30 am
End: August 11, 2016 5:30 am