Date & Time: March 18 at 6 PM
Location: Longfellow Books, Portland

The MWPA is proud to present a genre-hopping reading 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).

_6757124Penny Guisinger is the author of Postcards from Here. Her work has appeared in Fourth Genre, River Teeth, Guernica, the Brevity blog, Solstice Literary Magazine, and others. Pushcart nominated, a Maine Literary Award winner, and twice named a notable in Best American Essays, she is the director of Iota: Conference of Short Prose and an assistant editor at Brevity. Penny is a graduate of the Stonecoast MFA Program and lives near Lubec, Maine. MORE


otobyc-digital-cover-stand-inDouglas W. Milliken is the author of the novel To Sleep as Animals and several chapbooks, most recently the pocket-sized editions Cream River and One Thousand Owls Behind Your Chest. His stories have been honored by the Maine Literary Awards, the Pushcart Prize, and Glimmer Train, and have been published in Slice, the Collagist, and the Believer, among others. MORE


41-BYxPY3XL._SX334_BO1,204,203,200_David Sloan is the author of the poetry collection The Irresistible In-Between, published by Deerbrook Editions in 2013. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA Poetry Program, and teaches at Maine Coast Waldorf High School in Freeport. His poetry has appeared in The Café Review, Chiron Review, Innisfree, Lascaux Review, Naugatuck River Review, New Millenium Writings and Passager, among others. He received the 2012 Betsy Sholl Award, Maine Literary awards in 2012 and 2016, The Margaret F. Tripp Poetry Award, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. MORE