Organization Officer: Steve Evans
Thomas Sayers Ellis
FY 2007 - 2008
Cultural Affairs and Distinguished Lecture Series
Project Abstract/ Summary
The primary objectives of the New Writing Series are (i) to make contemporary poetry and fiction a valued part of the cultural life at the University of Maine, (ii) to broaden the University's local, national, and international reputation as a site of vibrant cultural exchange and creativity, and (iii) to cultivate links within the University as well as between the University and area secondary schools that foster imaginative approaches to thinking about contemporary literary practices. Whereas developing an audience for individual events can be difficult, a Series creates an ongoing context for the exploration of contemporary writing and signals a more serious level of commitment to the inclusion of the literary arts in the cultural repertoire of campus and community life.
English Department, "Spring 2008 New Writing Series" (2007). Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series. 31.