Sunday, March 20, 2016

April Meeting

Maine Romance Writers is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting romance and other fiction writers via networking and programming. Through monthly meetings and workshops, we strive to provide continuing assistance in the journey to publication, whether by a traditional path, a small press, or independent publishing.

Our next meeting is April 16th, 2016

Guest Speaker:
Laima Vince
"Writing Sex"

In this fun and dynamic workshop, Laima Vince will lead participants into the art of writing about sex through examples, a list of criteria for crafting realistic and engaging physical scenes, writing exercises, and sharing.

Laima Vince is the recipient of two Fulbright lectureships and has traveled around Lithuania’s provinces and cities collecting oral histories of partisan fighters, Holocaust survivors, exiles, victims of human trafficking, and war refugees. A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant in Literature and a PEN Translation Fund grant, Laima is an award-winning literary translator who has translated and published two collections of poetry, five works of literary nonfiction, and two plays, in addition to writing numerous essays, articles, stories, poems, and academic papers. She has an accomplished career in education spanning two decades, and is a published writer and playwright with professional literary ties in Europe, Hong Kong, and the United States.

Laima holds a master’s degree in fine arts writing from Columbia University School of the Arts in New York, and in 2014 earned a master’s degree of fine arts in nonfiction from the University of New Hampshire. Laima previously serviced as the faculty director of the Stonecoast Summer Writer’s Conference, and currently serves as an assistant professor of English at the University of Southern Maine where she teaches creative writing. Laima is the winner of over a dozen professional awards for her work in writing and teaching. The Maine Romance Writers couldn’t be more pleased to be hosting such a decorated and skillfull writer, and warmly invite you to come and enjoy Laima’s workshop at our April 16th meeting.

Read the prologue to Laima's new novel This is Not My Sky.

Learn more about Laima and her published works at

Meeting Location:
 USM Lewiston Campus
51 Westminster Street; Room 103
Lewiston, ME 04240

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Meeting Times:
General Meeting: 11 AM - 12 PM
Brown Bag Social 12 PM - 1 PM
Speaker: 1 PM - 2 PM

New members are always welcome, no matter where you are on your writing journey. If you're interested in joining our group, click here for more info!

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