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Archival Portraits 2023

Archival Portraits

October 31, 2023

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Ketchum Library, Biddeford

October is Archives Month! To celebrate and raise awareness about UNE’s Special Collections and archives, come join us for this year’s Archival Portraits event! Just like last year, UNE Special Collections wants to take your picture! But we want to capture the contents of your bag or pockets. Just like every face is different, every pocket […]

Back Then and Now: Pettengill Farm in History and Art

Back Then and Now: Pettengill Farm in History and Art

November 5, 2023

3:00 pm

Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main St., Freeport, ME

Please join us for a community discussion with artists Rebecca Goodale and Carrie Scanga as they talk about their collaborative artists’ book, “Back Then And Now,” which imagines Freeport’s Pettengill Farm. A representative of the Freeport Historical Society will also be on hand to speak about the 19th century salt-water farm. Audience participation encouraged. Sponsored by the Maine Women […]

The Burning Key: New & Selected Poems: A Reading by Beatrix Gates

The Burning Key: New & Selected Poems: A Reading by Beatrix Gates

October 18, 2023

6:00 pm

Longfellow Books, Portland, ME

Free and open to the public. Join us for a reading from The Burning Key, New & Selected Poems (1973-2023) (Thera Books 2023) by Beatrix Gates, award-winning poet, book artist, and lesbian feminist publisher. Gates, founder of Granite Press (Penobscot, Maine, 1975-1989) and hopalong press (Monterey, Massachusetts, 1973-1975) will be in conversation with Jennifer Tuttle, director of the Maine […]

Donna Loring Lecture

Reading by Morgan Talty

October 5, 2023

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

St. Francis Room, Ketchum Library, Biddeford

This year’s Donna Loring Lecture will be a reading by Morgan Talty, author of Night of the Living Rez October 5, 2023 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. St. Francis Room, Ketchum Library, UNE Biddeford CampusFree and open to the public; refreshments providedFree books available for UNE students with student ID (while supplies last)Event will be recorded as […]

American Breakdown: A Conversation with Jennifer Lunden

American Breakdown: A Conversation with Jennifer Lunden

September 28, 2023

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Online

View a recording of the event. This event will celebrate the publication of Lunden’s book, American Breakdown: Our Ailing Nation, My Body’s Revolt, and the Nineteenth-Century Woman Who Brought Me Back to Life (Harper Wave 2023), and will include a reading, facilitated conversation, and Q&A. American Breakdown is a Silent Spring for the human body. This wide-ranging, genre-crossing literary mystery […]

At Home: A Reading by Rose Marasco

At Home: A Reading by Rose Marasco

September 14, 2023

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Portland Campus Art Gallery

Join artist Rose Marasco for a reading and celebration of her new book At Home (OSMOS Books 2023), a memoir and meditation on the history of photography. Marasco is a key feminist voice among practitioners of vernacular photography and a widely exhibited photographer with works in many museum collections, who has also spent decades as a beloved and highly regarded teacher of photography.  […]

Rose Marasco: Camera Lucida

Opening for Rose Marasco: Camera Lucida

June 23, 2023

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Portland Campus Art Gallery

June 23-October 8, 2023 Opening reception: Friday, June 23, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Book event: Thursday, September 7, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Rose Marasco, a major voice in the world of contemporary photography, is celebrated in the solo exhibition “Rose Marasco: Camera Lucida” opening Friday, June 23 at the University of New England Art Gallery in […]

A Day in the Life of Maine Women

On November 18, 2022, MWWC Archivist Jefferson Navicky gave a talk called A Day in the Life of Maine Women: Diaries of Everyday Life. From the event description: “The Maine Women Writers Collection has numerous diaries spanning the 19th and 20th century kept by Maine women across the state whose lives were remarkable in their […]

Conversations from the Pointed Firs

Conversations from the Pointed Firs is a monthly audio series with Maine-connected authors and artists discussing new books and creative projects that invoke the spirit of Maine, its history, its ecology, its culture, and its contribution to community and quality of life. In October’s edition of Conversations from the Pointed Firs, host Peter Neill and […]

What Objects Can Teach Us

What Objects Can Teach Us

October 25, 2022

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Ketchum Library Art Gallery

Explore UNE’s Special Collections and Archives The archives hold many stories. While we associate stories with writing, objects evoke narratives that are complex and layered. What happens when we look closely at archival objects for lessons about their purpose? What can we understand without written documentation? Come explore some objects held in the archives at UNE […]