Celebrating Wesley McNair’s The Lost Child

9781567925197_p0_v2_s600The MWPA and Portland Public Library celebrate Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair’s powerful new collection The Lost Child: Ozark Poems with a reading and signing on Friday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Portland Public Library’s Rines Auditorium. Long a poet of New England places, the impending death of McNair’s mother turned the poet’s gaze to her homeplace: …

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Poetry Rocks with Dave Morrison

Poetry RocksThe MWPA presents Poetry Rocks with Dave Morrison on Tuesday, September 9 at 6:00 p.m. in Portland as part of the Friends of Congress Square Park’s summer series.

Before settling in coastal Maine and publishing nine books of poetry, Dave Morrison spent years playing guitar in rock & roll bars in Boston and New York City. Poetry Rocks merges Morrison’s life on the stage with his …

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An Evening with Ann Beattie & Roxana Robinson

Beattie & Robinson BANNER FinalJoin the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance and SPACE Gallery in Portland for a lively conversation with literary luminaries Ann Beattie and Roxana Robinson. Beattie (Mrs. Nixon, The New Yorker Stories) and Robinson (Sparta, Cost) will read selections …

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Summer Garden Series: Poetry of Home, Place, Community

Wadsworth-Longfellow_House,_Portland,_METhe MWPA is excited to partner with the Maine Historical Society to host poets Christian Barter, Christopher Robley, and Betsy Sholl for a reading in the Longfellow Gardens!

The reading will relate to the 2014-2015 Maine Historical Society exhibit, “Home: The Longfellow House and …

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