Feb12SlantFriday, 7:30PM to 9:00PM @ Space Gallery, Portland
The Telling Room's Slant series returns to Space Gallery with another installment of ten-minute stories told from the heart–no notes, no props.
Due to feedback from past attendees and a desire for our audience to have a comfortable seat, we are offering tickets at $10 a pop via this link. Proceeds from the event will help support our free writing programs for Maine youth.
Doors at 7:00 - arrive early to claim a seat. Stories begin at 7:30 sharp!
Mar08An Evening with Reginald Dwayne BettsTuesday, 7:00PM to 9:00PM @ Space Gallery
Reginald Dwayne Betts's memoir, A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison, was awarded an NAACP Image Award. His first collection of poems, Shahid Reads His Own Palm, won the Beatrice Hawley Award. His latest collection, Bastards of the Reagan Era (published by Four Way Books in 2015) was named one of the best poetry books of 2015 by Library Journal and shortlisted for the PEN Open Book Award. A recent Huffington Post review notes, "Bastards of the Reagan Era might save lives. James Baldwin and Richard Wright would welcome it into the field of African American literature."
For tickets and more information, click here.
Mar17Young Writers & Leaders Personal Narrative ReadingThursday, 3:00PM to 5:00PM @ 225 Commercial St., Suite 201, Portland, ME
Come hear this year's Young Writers & Leaders cohort read their personal narratives. This group spent eight weeks paired with writing coaches and they're excited to share their original work with the community at large.
This event is free for the public and is open to all ages.
Apr07Glitterati: A Sparkling Literary BallThursday, 5:30PM to 10:00PM @ Westin Portland Harborview Hotel, Portland, ME
It's time again to glitz it up and help support young writers in Maine! This year, The Westin Portland Harborview Hotel will host The Telling Room's Glitterati event–a night of revelry, a live and silent auction, and sumptuous food and drink to help support our free writing programs for Maine youth.
Tickets on sale soon!
May12Big Night 2016Thursday, 5:00PM to 7:30PM @ USM - Hannaford Hall
Get ready for Big Night, The Telling Room's annual celebration of student writing and official anthology release! This annual event features a reading from our writing contest winner, the announcement of our founders prize winner, student multimedia, live music, lobby activities, and more. Join us as we celebrate another incredible year of programming!
This event is free and open to all.