WHEN Saturday, July 29 from 2 PM to 5 PM
WHERE Tess & Jacob Gerritsen’s home in Camden, Maine

What better way to spend a July Saturday than sleuthing around stunning seaside gardens of best-selling, award-winning, and much-revered author Tess Gerritsen?

The MWPA is organizing another fun-filled, author-packed summer bash. So jump in your jalopy and head over to hang out on a wide lawn overlooking West Penobscot Bay and Isleboro!

The proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships of this summer fundraiser will further the mission of the MWPA and help us prepare for our next forty years. The MWPA continues to thrive and grow after four decades supporting and promoting Maine’s writers, publishers, booksellers, and literary professionals. We continue to expand our writing workshops and writing retreats, and provide more scholarships to those programs; continue to build our MWPA publications; provide more free professional development programs for members; and generally strive day in and day out to improve and promote Maine’s thriving literary ecosystem.


HOST COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Tess and Jacob Gerritsen, Chelsea Conaboy, Candace Pilk Karu

HOST COMMITTEE (confirmed so far; more to come)
Deborah & Robert Cummins
Kate Flora & Kenneth Cohen
Celine Kuhn
Alice Gorman
Gayle Lynds & John Sheldon
Sibyl Masquelier
Sandell Morse
Douglas & Christine Preston
Roxana Robinson
Ken Shure & Liv Rockefeller
Richard & Barbara Russo

SPECIAL GUEST AUTHORS (confirmed so far; more to come)
Tess Gerritsen
James Hayman
Chris Holm
Stuart Kestenbaum
Christina Baker Kline
Betsy Sholl
Wesley McNair
Douglas Preston
Mira Ptacin
Richard Russo

SUMMER PARTY PLANNING COMMITTEE
Megan Frazer Blakermore, Chelsea Conaboy, Celia Johnson, Candace Pilk Karu, Sandell Morse


TICKETS

Tickets to this catered afternoon party include food, wine, beer (from Maine’s Banded Horn Brewing Co.), as well as shuttle service from off-site parking to the Gerritsen’s home and back. Directions and parking instructions will be sent after ticket purchase.

+ $75/current MFA students or full-time, non-volunteer library workers
+ $150/person
+ $275/couple

PURCHASE ONLINE

PURCHASE by MAIL
Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance
314 Forest Avenue, #318
Portland ME 04101

+ Downloadable Form (PDF)
+ Checks to “MWPA”

PURCHASE by PHONE
207-228-8263
*Master and Visa accepted over the phone


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