UMaine New Writing Series | Fall 2016 Preview

Please mark your calendars for a new season of adventurous contemporary literature hosted by the UMaine New Writing Series.

September 22
Fiction reading by Amber Sparks

September 29
Poetry reading by Trevor Joyce

October 13
Fiction reading by Rion Amilcar Scott

October 27
Poetry reading by Pattie McCarthy & Jenn McCreary

November 3
Poetry reading by Joshua Edwards & Lynn Xu

November 10
Poetry & fiction reading by Kristen Case & Tessa Mellas

November 17
Student-curated reading celebrating The Open Field

December 1
Fiction reading by Azareen van der Vliet Oloomi

All readings start at 4:30pm and are held in the Fernald APPE Space, 104 Stewart Commons, on the UMaine campus.

Visiting writers are introduced by UMaine faculty members and the readings are followed by Q&A with the audience.

Events are always free and open to the general public.


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. 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 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 207-581-3818 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.

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