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Take Part in TAKE HEART

wesley_mcnairMaine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair has a created an exciting opportunity for readers of the Take Heart poetry column to take part in selecting a poem in 2015:

Do you have a favorite poem that has appeared in this column over the past four years? Please email the title to mainepoetlaureate@gmail.com by February 1, including your name and state location, and explaining in two concise …

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Steve Almond’s “Against Football”

steve-almond-against-footballOn Saturday, November 22 at 6:30 p.m., the MWPA and Longfellow Books host Steve Almond for a reading and signing from his new nonfiction book Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto. Almond will be joined by Maine’s own Monica Wood (a rampant football fan herself) for an on-stage conversation.
Kirkus Reviews has called …

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2014 HARVEST WRITERS RETREAT

NonantumRiverviewFrom Friday, November 14 to Sunday, November 16, the MWPA will host the 2014 Harvest Writers Retreat, a weekend of workshops, seminars, readings, and writing at the seaside Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport. This year’s faculty includes a cadre of best-selling and award-winning authors: Brock Clarke (fiction), Meredith Hall (memoir), Betsy Sholl (poetry). In addition to the …

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LITERARY JEOPARDY with the MWPA & SLICE

Jeopardy IMAGEThe MWPA and SLICE magazine present an all-out grudge match of Literary Jeopardy on Thursday, October 9. This free-for-all evening pits Maine novelists against Maine poets against Maine memoirists! Literary Jeopardy is a fundraiser for the MWPA and SLICE magazine, hosted by SPACE Gallery in Portland and brewery sponsor Banded Horn …

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