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October 2018

New Writing Series: Jac Jemc

October 11, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
IMRC Center, 104 Stewart Commons/UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Fiction writer Jac Jemc reads in the New Writing Series. The event is free and open to the public. Associate Professor of Creative Writing Gregory Howard will introduce. # On Facebook? Consider joining the NWS group here. The UMaine New Writing Series was founded in 1999 and is sponsored by the English Department and 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.…

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New Writing Series | Martin Riker

October 25, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
IMRC Center, 104 Stewart Commons/UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Book cover of Martin Riker's novel, Samuel Johnson's Eternal Return

Fiction writer Martin Riker reads from his new novel, Samuel Johnson's Eternal Return, in the third event of the fall 2018 New Writing Series.

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November 2018

New Writing Series | Danielle Pafunda

November 8, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
IMRC Center, 104 Stewart Commons/UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Poet and writer Danielle Pafunda reads in the fourth event of the fall New Writing Series. Pafunda is the author, most recently, of The Dead Girls Speak in Unison (2017). She is visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at UMaine this academic year.

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New Writing Series: Faculty Spotlight

November 15, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
IMRC Center, 104 Stewart Commons/UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The New Writing Series features three members of the creative writing faculty at UMaine in a special event, the first of two, designed to showcase the literary talent in our midst. Fiction writers Meghan Dowling and Jeremy Parker will be joined by playwright and poet William S. Yellow Robe, Jr. for a reading that is free and open to the public. 

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Poet Kate Colby

November 29, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
IMRC Center, 104 Stewart Commons/UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Poet Kate Colby makes her first appearance in the New Writing Series. She is the author of seven books of poetry, including, most recently, The Arrangements.

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December 2018

New Writing Series: Faculty Spotlight

December 6, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
IMRC Center, 104 Stewart Commons/UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The New Writing Series features three members of the creative writing faculty at UMaine in a special event, the second of two, designed to showcase the literary talent in our midst. Poets Joanna (Jody) Crouse, Kathleen Ellis, and Leonore Hildebrandt will read from their work in the final event of the fall NWS. 

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February 2019

Workshop on Rape Culture led by Lynn Melnick

February 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Writing Center, 402 Neville Hall - 4th floor
orono, 04469
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Poet and activist Lynn Melnick leads a workshop on "rape culture" as part of her visit to campus to read in the New Writing Series.

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New Writing Series Welcomes Poet Lynn Melnick

February 28 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
IMRC Center, 104 Stewart Commons/UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Poet, editor, and activist Lynn Melnick reads in the New Writing Series, cosponsored by the English Department and the Center for Poetry and Poetics (formerly the National Poetry Foundation). Free and open to the public.

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May 2019

2019 Grady Awards

May 2 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
IMRC Center, 104 Stewart Commons/UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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This year’s Grady Awards were judged by Kate Colby (poetry) and Martin Riker (fiction), both recent visitors to the New Writing Series. In the undergraduate division, Riker selected Katherine Skvorak’s manuscript for first place. Micah Valliere was runner-up. At the graduate level, Tori Hood was the winner and Morghen Tidd runner-up. For undergraduate poetry, Colby awarded Noah Loveless first place and Brieanna Welch runner-up. The winner at the graduate level was Martin Conte. Elizabeth Northcote, no longer in the program,…

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Department of English Awards Reception and Ceremony

May 3 @ 3:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Reception with light refreshments will begin at 3:30 p.m. The ceremony starts promptly at 4:30 p.m.

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