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March 2018

King Chair: James Smith, “A Book’s Afterlife: Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries, Academic Advocacy, and Restorative Justice”

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Stephen E. King Chair Lecture Series is hosting James M. Smith, who will be presenting on "Ireland's Magdalene Laundries, Academic Advocacy and Restorative Justice." This event will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 in Minsky Recital hall at 7:00p.m. It is free and open to the public. JAMES M. SMITH is an Associate Professor in the English Department and Irish Studies Program at Boston College. His book, Ireland’s Magdalen Laundries and the Nation’s Architecture of Containment, was praised by Colm Tóibín as essential reading…

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Next up in the NWS | Eugene Lim

March 8 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Allen & Sally Fernald APPE Space, 104 Stewart Commons
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The New Writing Series welcomes Eugene Lim to the University of Maine on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 4:30pm in the Allen and Sally Fernald APPE space (104 Stewart Commons). Contact: Gregory Howard 

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Next up in the NWS | Julie Patton & Drew Gardner

March 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Allen & Sally Fernald APPE Space, 104 Stewart Commons
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The New Writing Series welcomes Julie Patton and Drew Gardner to the University of Maine for a performance on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 4:30pm in the Allen and Sally Fernald APPE space (104 Stewart Commons). The event is free and open to the public. Contact: Steve Evans # 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…

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April 2018

Next up in the NWS | Christina Milletti

April 5 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Allen & Sally Fernald APPE Space, 104 Stewart Commons
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The New Writing Series welcomes Christina Milletti to the University of Maine on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 4:30pm in the Allen and Sally Fernald APPE space (104 Stewart Commons). Contact: Dave Kress

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Faculty Presentation Series: Dylan Dryer

April 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Writing Center, 402 Neville Hall - 4th floor
orono, 04469
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Faculty Lecturer: Dylan Dryer Contact: Elizabeth Neiman

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Poetry Reading By Allison Cobb

April 12 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
IMRC Center, 104 Stewart Commons/UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The poet Allison Cobb returns to the New Writing Series for a reading on Thursday, April 12, at 4:30pm in the Allen & Sally Fernald APPE Space (Stewart Commons 104). The event will be hosted and introduced by Benjamin Freidlander. Allison Cobb is the author of After We All Died (Ahsahta Press); Plastic: an autobiography (Essay Press EP series); Born2 (Chax Press); and Green-Wood, originally published by Factory School with a new edition forthcoming in 2018 from Nightboat Books. After We…

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Next up in the NWS | Grady Awards

April 19 @ 4:30 am - 6:00 pm
Allen & Sally Fernald APPE Space, 104 Stewart Commons
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The New Writing Series will host the Grady Awards on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 4:30pm in the Allen and Sally Fernald APPE space (104 Stewart Commons). Contact: Dave Kress

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Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference "How did you think of that?" Turning Your Passion into a Humanities Project This one-day conference, co-sponsored by the Stephen E. King Chair in Literature and the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center, is designed for UMaine humanities undergraduates who are looking for inspiration and guidance on how to come up with a research topic. The event will take place in the UMaine Honors House on Saturday, April 21st, and will include panels and breakout discussion…

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Next up in the NWS | Fiction MA Theses

April 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Allen & Sally Fernald APPE Space, 104 Stewart Commons
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The New Writing Series is hosting the reading of Fiction MA Theses on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 4:30pm in the Allen and Sally Fernald APPE space (104 Stewart Commons). Contact: Dave Kress

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May 2018

English Department Recognition Ceremony

May 2 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The English Department hosts its own recognition ceremony Wednesday, May 2, at 4:30 in the Hill Auditorium (Barrows Hall). Students, family members, and friends are encouraged to attend.

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