Fall 2018 Line Up

The New Writing Series celebrates its nineteenth year of innovative literary programming at the University of Maine with a dynamic lineup featuring the writers who define today—and tomorrow! All readings take place on Thursday afternoons at 4:30 in the Allen & Sally Fernald APPE Space (Stewart Commons 104). Events are free and open to the public. They are introduced by UMaine creative writing faculty and followed by Q&A sessions with the audience.

September 27
Eugene Lim

October 11
Jac Jemc

October 25
Martin Riker

November 8
Danielle Pafunda

November 15
Meghan Dowling
Jeremy Parker
William S. Yellow Robe, Jr.

November 29
Kate Colby

December 6
Joanna Crouse
Kathleen Ellis
Leonore Hildebrandt


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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 Clement & Linda McGillicuddy 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 the office of Student Accessibility Services, 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 207-581-3822 a few days in advance.

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