UMaine New Writing Series Spring 2015 Lineup

The New Writing Series presents innovative and adventurous literary programming on the University of Maine’s flagship campus in Orono on selected Thursdays at 4:30pm. All events are held in the Allen and Sally Fernald APPE Space in 104 Stewart Commons and are free & open to the public. Please mark your calendars, tell your friends, and come help us make it new!

February 19
Fiction writer | learn more
4:30pm in IMRC 104, Stewart Commons

March 19 < this event has been cancelled

Poet and fiction writer | learn more
Ben Lerner is a finalist for the Folio Prize & will be in London for the three-day festival leading up to the award on March 23. The NWS hopes to reschedule Lerner’s visit in the not-too-distant future.

March 26
Winners of the 2015 Grady Awards in Poetry and Fiction

April 2
Australian poet | learn more
Cosponsored by the Honors College

April 9
Fiction writer | learn more

April 16
Poet and translator | learn more

April 23
Poet and art critic | learn more

April 30
Fiction by candidates for the Master’s Degree in English/Creative Writing


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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. Elliott Fund, the Milton Ellis Memorial Fund, the Honors College, the University of Maine 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.

If you have a disability that requires accommodation for a NWS event, please contact Ann Smith in the office of Disability Support Service, 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 on which events may not be suitable for their children or students. Contact Series coordinator Steve Evans at steven dot evans at maine dot edu or at 207-581-3818 a few days in advance.

The University of Maine does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status and gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, 207-581-1226.