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Room to Write: A Conversation with Dr. Lisa Belisle and writer Joan Dempsey – Wednesday September 14, 6:30 PM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on September 8th, 2016

room to writeJoin us in the Collaboratory for an informal conversation between Dr. Lisa Belisle (Love Maine Radio / Maine Magazine) and writer Joan Dempsey.

Lisa interviewed Joan earlier this year about her wonderful backyard writing shed — a former chicken coop!

Lisa and Joan will continue the conversation and discuss the craft of writing; the importance of writing spaces; Joan’s acquisition of a significant research grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation, for research in Warsaw at the Jewish Historical Institute and in Washington, D.C. at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Library, for work on This Is How It Begins (a novel in-progress); and more.

Day & Time: Wednesday September 14, 6:30 PM

Location: Collaboratory

Contact: Joyce Schmitt 725-5242 ext. 219

Another Time / Another Place Book Group – Thursday, September 8, 5:30 PM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on September 6th, 2016

dark-matter-blake-crouchJoin us to discuss: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch.

Day & Time: Thursday, September 8, 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Location: Second Floor Seminar Room

Moderator: Marian Dalton

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
― Blake Crouch, Dark Matter

Writer-in-Residence: Anna E. Jordan

Posted by Michael Gorzka on September 5th, 2016

Anna Jordan

Writer-in-Residence: Anna E. Jordan

Anna E. Jordan is a poet, writer, blogger, illustrator and educator who always has her PR/marketing/social media hat at the ready.

Anna was the recipient of the 2013 PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Children’s Book Discovery award and is represented by Alexandra Penfold of Upstart Crow Literary.

She has an MFA from the Writing for Children and Young Adults program from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Her poems (under Anna J. Boll) and articles can be found in national magazines including Ladybug, Babybug, Highlights High Five, and Coxing Magazine. Her illustrations have been published in the online New York Times and the book Fufu and Fresh Strawberries (Telling Room).

Anna is the author of the blog Creative Chaos and contributes to the blog Sporty Girl Books.

She was the Regional Advisor for Northern New England Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators from 2009-2011 and the 2008, 2009 Conference Co-Director.

She currently works in the marketing department of Islandport Press in Yarmouth, Maine.

We are thrilled to have Anna in-residence for a few days.

Anna has just received a manuscript back from her publisher and will be working on storyboarding it during her time with us. Stop in to see her progress this week and learn more about the writer’s life!

Days & Times:
Wednesday, September 7, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Thursday, September 8, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Friday, September 9, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: The Collaboratory

Contact: Joyce Schmitt 725-5242 ext. 219