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New Writing Series Hosts Fiction Writer and New Faculty Member Hollie Adams

October 24, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Hollie Adams is the author of the novel Things You’ve Inherited from Your Mother (2015) and Deliver Me from Swedish Furniture, which was shortlisted for the bpNichol chapbook award in 2018. Adams earned an MA in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor and a PhD in English from the University of Calgary with a specialization in Creative Writing. She joined the creative writing faculty in the UMaine English Department this fall, where in addition to leading workshops at the undergraduate and graduate level she teaches a range of classes in Canadian and American literature.

Adams will read from her recent work in the third event of the twentieth-anniversary season of the New Writing Series, which will be hosted by her fiction colleague Greg Howard. Q&A to follow. Free and open to the public.


Celebrating Twenty Years of Making It New on the flagship campus of the University of Maine!

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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.

If you have a disability that requires accommodation for a NWS event, please contact the office of Student Accessibility Services, 121 East Annex, 581-2319 (Voice) or 581-2311 (TDD).

The authors who appear in the NWS write for adult audiences and make use of a wide spectrum of language and subject matter. We are happy to advise parents and secondary school teachers about the suitability of specific events for their children or students. Just contact Series coordinator Steve Evans at steven dot evans at maine dot edu or at 207-581-3822 a few days in advance.

New Writing Series events are videotaped, photographed, and audio recorded for archival and educational purposes.

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October 24, 2019
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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