Michele Filgate at Portsmouth Public Library

I had a wonderful time last night hearing Michele Filgate in conversation with Liberty Hardy about Michele's new anthology What My Mother And I Don't Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence, one of the most highly-anticipated books out this spring. The anthology includes work by Alexander Chee, Carmen Maria Machado, Melissa Febos, Kiese Laymon, …

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Short Nonfiction Finalist in 2019 Maine Literary Awards!

I'm so excited to share that one of my essays is a finalist for a 2019 Maine Literary Award!! The annual awards are one of the many ways the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance supports the literary community of Maine. I submitted two essays, and I'm not sure which one made it to the final …

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Gearing back up

Hey, there. It's been a tumultuous couple of weeks. My parents have been struggling with health issues, my mom especially. I've just returned from PA after helping out there and I'm so grateful to my employer for the chance to be there with my family. While it's hard to be so far away, things have …

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Be SMART Forum held in MidCoast Maine

I had the chance to present the Be SMART gun safety message to members of the communities of MidCoast Maine at a public forum held in Brunswick yesterday. Richard J. Rizzo, Brunswick Chief of Police, and Shamera Simpson, Area Director for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, were also on the panel. The event was …

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