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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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Two Minutes in the Slammer!

SlammerThe 2015 Maine Crime Wave runs all day Saturday, April 11 but festivities will kick off Friday, April 10 at 5:30 p.m. with “Two Minutes in the Slammer,” a public reading event and social gathering at the Portland Public Library, followed by the opportunity to join a Maine crime writer at a …

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GRAVES LIBRARY WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE

GravesInspired in part by Virginia Woolf’s famous maxim that a writer must have a room of one’s own if they are to write, the MWPA and Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library in Kennebunkport have created the Graves Library Writer-in-Residence program. The premise is simple: writers need a space in which to write ; libraries are the institutions that house the end-result of those writing …

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Gather 2.5

letter_g_88899Remember that snow storm that caused that event to be cancelled? No? Well, here we are trying for another opportunity to get together! GATHER 2.5 will convene on Tuesday, February 24 at 6:00 p.m. MWPA members are encouraged to meet …

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