Date & Time: Saturday, October 6 | 6:00 p.m.
Location: Banded Brewing in Biddeford


Original Art by Jada Fitch

Join the MWPA for a celebration of our state’s rich writing community…with beer and a spelling bee! Watch fifteen local writers & booksellers battle for the coveted championship trophy and, of course, bragging rights. This casual get-together is the perfect excuse to push away from your writing desk this autumn and meet your fellow authors and book lovers.

To help celebrate, our friends at Banded are brewing “Swarm,” which they describe as “a saison with honey, bee pollen, and chamomile flowers” and which will feature Jada Fitch’s art on each can. If you need an excuse to buy more beer, they will also be donating a portion of the proceeds from each 4-pack sold to MWPA.

Our brave bee-battling authors include:

Linda Aldrich
Colin Cheney
Susan Conley
Kate Christensen
Josh Christie
Richard Foerster
Brian Kevin
Lily King
Lisa Margonelli
Michael Macomber
Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevitch
Hazel Mitchell
Lincoln Paine
Vicky Smith
Jeffrey Thomson

The $20 ticket includes the bee, a beer, and bar snacks and can be bought below or at the door. But we expect this event to sell out, so we recommend grabbing tickets ahead of time! 

All proceeds from the event will benefit MWPA’s scholarship fund. 

SWARM Tickets