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Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance
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Founded in 1975 by a group of writers and publishers, the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance (MWPA) works to enrich the literary life and culture of Maine. We bring together Maine writers, editors, publishers, booksellers, and literary professionals at all stages of their careers to sharpen craft, create community, and celebrate great writing. The MWPA fosters a greater awareness and readership of Maine writers; builds networks of writers, readers, and publishers; creates opportunities for writers to improve their craft; and acts as the foremost authority on Maine literary news, keeping our members and the public alike engaged and informed.
The MWPA has an active, growing membership of more than 1,600 writers, readers, and literary professionals from all sixteen counties of the state. Throughout the year, the MWPA offers workshops and seminars at locations across Maine, which includes two annual writing and craft retreats, a day-long agent and editor conference, and the Maine Crime Wave. In addition, the MWPA co-sponsors and facilitates literary events across the state, including the Maine Lit Fest.
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