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The New Writing Series brings contemporary writers to UMaine to read from and discuss their work. We invite all members of the community to join the conversation. Mark your calendars, tell your friends, and come help us make it new this fall!

NEW WRITING SERIES FALL 2014
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SEPTEMBER 18 ROSA ALCALÁ, poetry & translation
OCTOBER 2 RACHEL TZVIA BACK, poetry & translation
OCTOBER 23 JEFF JACKSON, fiction & drama
NOVEMBER 6 ALICE NOTLEY, poetry
NOVEMBER 13 CHRIS MERKNER, fiction
NOVEMBER 20 DIANE COOK, fiction
DECEMBER 4 HOA NGUYEN & DALE SMITH, poetry

Readings are held at 4:30pm on Thursdays in the Allen & Sally Fernald
APPE space in [ http://www.imrccenter.com/find-us/ ]104 Stewart Commons and are free & open to the public.
Please visit our [ http://nwsnews.wordpress.com/ ]website for more information about individual events.

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Alice Notley is the author of Culture of One and Songs and Stories of the Ghouls among many other books of poetry. She has edited The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan andThe Selected Poems of Ted Berrigan with her sons Anselm and Edmund Berrigan. She lives and writes in Paris, France. Notley read in the New Writing Series in the fall of 2001 and 2004.

Alice Notley Poster

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The UMaine New Writing Series was founded in 1999 and is sponsored by the [ http://www.umaine.edu/english/ ]English Department and the [ http://nationalpoetryfoundation.wordpress.com/ ]National Poetry Foundation with support from the Lloyd H. Elliott Fund, the Milton Ellis Memorial Fund, the [ http://www.umehon.maine.edu/ ]Honors College, the [ http://umaine.edu/umhi/ ]University of Maine Humanities Center, the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost, and the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee. Grateful acknowledgment is made to the [ http://www.imrccenter.com ]IMRC, and to donors [ http://www.flickr.com/photos/umaineintermediamfa/12003831223/in/set-72157639899138915/ ]Allen and Sally Fernald, for use of the AP/PE Black Box space. For more information contact NWS Coordinator [ http://www.thirdfactory.net/evans.html ]Steve Evans.

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Spring 2015 enrollment begins October 27, 2014.

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SAVE THE DATES!

UMaine English Graduate Student Association Annual Symposium

April 24, 2015 3:00 PM- 6:00 PM

April 25, 2015 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Each year the English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) hosts a symposium to showcase
the critical work being done by the University of Maine English community and peer institutions.

Friday’s inaugural events will include:

  • a keynote address
  • a literature panel
  • a fishbowl reading of creative work.

Refreshments will be provided at the end of the day.

Saturday’s events will include:

  • traditional conference panels
  • as well as informal lunchtime roundtable discussions.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Cookout to end the day, weather permitting.

Call for papers to be distributed this winter. Graduate students, faculty, and alumni are invited to submit.

EGSA Executive Board and Organizers: Chris Becker, Heather Howard, Diana Meakem, Paige Melin.

 

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