MWPA, or the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance (no apostrophes) can be found online at: http://www.mainewriters.org/. It is a dynamic group for published authors, wannabe authors, poets, publishers, and people interested in supporting a writing organization. MWPA offers many different events during the year, such as writers' conferences, a chapbook competition, awards for non-fiction, fiction, poetry, etc. to authors who are members, pitch-to-agents conferences, writing retreats, and it provides lists to many literary events in the State of Maine. It offers a website complete with a forum and guest blogging. It also has a quarterly newsletter called Maine in Print which features some outstanding articles and interviews with successful and some well-known authors.
The Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=56419552174.
Please check out this non-profit organization which has done so much for writers in this state. If you live elsewhere, check Google (use state name and the word "writers" and either "group" or "association") for a similar organization in your state. For example, North Carolina has The North Carolina Writers' Network; Connecticut has Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association. Some states have more than one such group.
Many of these groups are non-profit organizations. Maine's MWPA has been in existence for thirty-five years.
For more information, contact www.mainewriters.org or call 207-228-8263. MWPA is offering special membership discounts (December, 2010) for gifts and referrals. See website for details.
- Ronna Lambiasi DeLoe: www.ronnalambiasideloe.com
- Maine&NY, United States
- Ronna Lambiasi DeLoe is an author, writer, photographer, professional musician and NY attorney living in Maine and New York. She has an office in NY and is still actively doing appeals. She also play keys, synth & organ in a 7-piece band. Ms. DeLoe's poetry website provides custom poems or personalized poetry for every occasion. The new site is at: https://www.facebook.com/PoetandWriter/?fref=ts. Her photography website is: www.mainestreamphotography.com (live but under construction). Ms. DeLoe's first book of poetry is Serenity at Two Lights and Other Social Issues. It can be found on www.Amazon.com. Her children's book, Goodbye Monsters, can be found at: http://www.amazon.com/Goodbye-Monsters-Ronna-Lambiasi-DeLoe/dp/1633810011/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1436384727&sr=8-1&keywords=ronna+lambiasi+deloe. Contact her at email@example.com and view her webpage at www.ronnalambiasideloe.com.