Danielle Pafunda is visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Writing here at UMaine this academic year. She is the author of a half-dozen books of poetry since 2005, including most recently The Dead Girls Speak in Unison (2017). She holds an MFA from New School University and a PhD from University of Georgia. She sits on the Board of Directors of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and has taught at Columbia College, the University of Wyoming, the Education Center of the 29Palms Marine Corps Base in the Mojave Desert, and the University of California at San Diego. Her reading is free and open to the public, though seating is limited, and will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.
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The UMaine New Writing Series was founded in 1999 and is sponsored by the English Departmentand the National Poetry Foundation with support from the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, The Fiddlehead Fund, the New Writing Series Fund, the Lloyd H. Elliott Fund, the Milton Ellis Memorial Fund, the Honors College, the Clement & Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center, 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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