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New Writing Series Hosts Fiction Writer Sarah Rose Etter

September 19, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The first event of the fall 2019 New Writing Series features fiction writer Sarah Rose Etter, who is the author of Tongue Party, selected by Deb Olin Unferth (NWS S’14) as the winner of the Caketrain Press award, and The Book of X, her first novel, which is available from Two Dollar Radio.

The reading, which is free and open to the public, will be introduced by Greg Howard. A question and answer session will follow.

Amber Sparks (NWS F’16 and judge of the 2017 Grady Awards) writes about meeting with Etter to discuss The Book of X for Bustle.

“Etter brilliantly, viciously lays bare what it means to be a woman in the world, what it means to hurt, to need, to want, so much it consumes everything.”
—Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist

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The UMaine New Writing Series was founded in 1999 and is sponsored by the English Department and the Center for Poetry and Poetics (formerly the National Poetry Foundation), with support from the Eaton Family New Writing Series Fund, the Lloyd H. Elliott Fund, the Milton Ellis Memorial Fund, the Honors College, and the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee. Grateful acknowledgment is made to the IMRC, and to donors Allen and Sally Fernald, for use of the Fernald APPE space.

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Date:
September 19, 2019
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Venue

IMRC Center
104 Stewart Commons/UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Website:
https://umaine.edu/blog/buildings/innovation-media-research-center/