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Found in the Archives

Found in the Archives: Stories of Buried Treasure

May 12, 2022

6:00 pm

Online

Join us for an evening of stories discovered in archives with Dawn Potter (poet), Elizabeth DeWolfe (UNE history professor), and Carol Dana (Penobscot language master). Watch via Zoom, on the web, or on Facebook live. Dawn Potter is the author of nine books, most recently the poetry collection Accidental Hymn, forthcoming this spring. She directs poetry and […]

Libraries & The Poets Who Love Them

Libraries & The Poets Who Love Them

December 1, 2021

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Online

A Poetry Reading Sponsored by the Maine Women Writers Collection. Join four Poet/Librarians in celebration of the union between poetry and libraries.  Julia Bouwsma — Library Director for Webster Library Margaret Yocom — Founder of the Northern Virginia Folklife Archive Emma Gibbon — Adult Services Librarian, Topsham Public Library   Jefferson Navicky – Archivist, Maine Women Writers Collection […]

Maine Women Writers Collection celebrates 60 years

Maine Women Writers Collection celebrates 60 years

June 14, 2019

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

MWWC Reading Room

In the same year that Mattell introduced the Barbie Doll and only 35 percent of college students were female, two Westbrook Junior College (WJC) instructors made a pioneering step in the field of women’s literary studies. Grace A. Dow, chair and professor in the Department of English at WJC, and Dorothy M. Healy, a WJC […]

Out of the fog: Retracing the Path to Greenland

Out of the fog: Retracing the Path to Greenland

October 25, 2018

7:00 pm

MWWC Reading Room

Pairing Iceblink, a project by artist Carrie Scanga, with the archival source materials from Marie Peary Stafford’s papers that inspired Scanga’s work, this exhibit explores the personal and societal projections of spiritual aspirations onto the Arctic landscape. Stafford’s return to the land of her birth as an explorer in 1932 is documented in her journals and […]

Wabanaki basketmaking

On October 1, UNE’s Maine Women Writers Collection sponsored an event as part of its annual Donna M. Loring Lecture Series, titled, “Wabanaki Basketmaking Traditions Under Threat? Art, Culture, and the Future of Maine Indian Basketmaking.” The event presented the centuries-old artistic tradition of basketmaking among the Wabanaki peoples (the Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Abenaki, Mi’kmaq and Maliseet), while […]