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 the 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

SPECIAL GUEST AUTHORS (Confirmed so far; more to come!)
Julianna Baggott
Richard Blanco
Richard J. Cass
Kate Flora
Tess Gerritsen
Thomas Christopher Greene
Elizabeth Hand
James Hayman
Chris Holm
Stuart Kestenbaum
Lily King
Christina Baker Kline
Gayle Lynds
Wesley McNair
Maureen Milliken
Peter Nichols
Douglas Preston
Mira Ptacin
Bill Roorbach
Richard Russo
Betsy Sholl
Monica Wood

HOST COMMITTEE (Confirmed so far; more to come!)
Richard Blanco & Mark Neveu
Katie Bouton
Richard & Anne Cass
Sherry Cobb
Deborah & Robert Cummins
Kate Flora & Kenneth Cohen
Kitty & Bob Davis
Alice Gorman
Lily King & Tyler Clements
Celine Kuhn
Barbara Kent Lawrence
Mary Allen Lindemann
Gayle Lynds & John Sheldon
Sibyl Masquelier
Maureen Milliken
Susan Morris & Chip Newell
Sandell Morse
Douglas & Christine Preston
Roxana Robinson
Bill Roorbach & Juliet Karelsen
Richard & Barbara Russo
Kathrin Seitz & David Jacobson
Ken Shure & Liv Rockefeller
Larrain Slaymaker & Rob Hoffman
Stephanie Smith
Anne B. Zill

SPONSORS
Banded Horn Brewing Co.
Maine Authors Publishing
The Maine Review/Wrack Line Books
Slice Magazine
Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing
Vermont College of Fine Arts

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


TWO TITILLATING TICKET CONTESTS!

How would you like to win a pair of tickets to attend? We are excited to offer two ways to win tickets to the party!

The Lottery (Open to MWPA Members Only)
Simply email your name and phone number to info@mainewriters.org with the subject line “Summer Party Lottery.” We’ll draw names from a hat, and the winner will receive a pair of tickets.

The Dust Jacket (Open to All)
Are you a frustrated Nancy Drew ghostwriter at heart? Here’s your chance to be recognized for your hidden talent: win a pair of tickets for penning the best Nancy Drew book title and dust jacket synopsis! Be mysterious, be funny, but above all: channel your inner Carolyn Keene!

+ FULL DETAILS HERE


VISIT OUR AMAZING SPONSORS!

MR-WLB

 

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