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February 2019

Workshop on Rape Culture led by Lynn Melnick

February 27, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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September 2019

Department Meeting

September 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

The first meeting of the new academic year. Full-time faculty are expected to attend; part-time faculty and graduate students are welcome but not required to attend.

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English Department Open House

September 12, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
English Department, 304 Neville Hall
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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To celebrate the beginning of the new academic year, the English Department will host an open house for current and prospective students on Thursday afternoon from 3pm to 4:30pm. There will be light refreshments starting at 2pm in the Wicks Reading Room (adjacent to the department office in Neville 304) and the Writing Center (Neville 402), and many faculty members will be in their offices throughout the afternoon. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to drop by and get acquainted…

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New Writing Series Hosts Fiction Writer Sarah Rose Etter

September 19, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
IMRC Center, 104 Stewart Commons/UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Fiction writer Sarah Rose Etter reads from and discusses her work in the first event of the fall 2019 New Writing Series.

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October 2019

New Writing Series: Poets Sara Nicholson and Sarah Green

October 10, 2019 @ 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, now celebrating its 20th anniversary season, welcomes poets Sara Nicholson and Sarah Green to campus for a reading and discussion of their work hosted by Jennifer Moxley.

The reading is free and open to the public and will be followed by a question and answer session.

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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
IMRC, Stewart Commons 104
Orono, Maine 04469
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Fiction writer and new UMaine faculty member Hollie Adams reads from and discusses her work.

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November 2019

Cristina Rivera Garza

November 14, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
IMRC, Stewart Commons 104
Orono, Maine 04469
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Mexican writer Cristina Rivera Garza, who has lived and taught in the US since 1989, reads from and discusses her work in an event that is free and open to the public.

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