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 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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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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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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