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2015 Maine Literary Awards Finalists Announced

2015 MLA STICKER MWPAThe MWPA is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2015 Maine Literary Awards. The awards—which honor books published during 2014, as well as adult and youth manuscripts in drama, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry—brought in a record-breaking number of submissions.

This year, nearly one hundred and seventy books were entered across the 2015 Maine Literary Awards …

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COMMA CARNAGE! An Oxford Debate on the Oxford Comma

comma+with+teethThe Oxford (or serial) comma is that seemingly benign final comma before the last item in a list. Yet this precarious piece of punctuation has become more divisive than the semicolon. Join us for the first in a new series of MWPA Oxford Debates: An Oxford Debate on the Oxford Comma.

Arguing in favor of the Oxford Comma is MWPA assistant director Stephen Abbott. Taking a …

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Gather 3.0

letter_g_88899Wednesday, April 29 at 6:00 p.m. 

The MWPA’s GATHER encourages members (and …

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Michael Macklin Scholarship for Young Maine Writers

MacklinIn May 2012 the MWPA and Maine poetry lost a dear friend when Michael Macklin passed away unexpectedly while chaperoning a group of students at the New England Young Writers Conference. The MWPA teamed with the University of Maine Farmington’s Longfellow Young Writers’ Workshop—which will be held July 12-18 this year—and created the Michael Macklin Scholarship for Young Maine Writers. The full …

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