Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair to Read in Eastport

Posted Oct. 08, 2012, at 11:24 a.m.

Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 7 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Eastport Art Center, 36 Washington Street, Eastport, Maine

For more information: Chris Grannis; 207-853-4650;

The Eastport Art Center is pleased to announce a reading with Maine’s Poet Laureate, Wesley McNair, on Friday, November 16 at 7:00PM. Wesley McNair is the recipient of fellowships from the Rockefeller, Fulbright, and Guggenheim Foundations, a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship in literature, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships for Creative Writers, and in 2006 a United States Artists Fellowship of $50,000 as one of “America’s finest living artists.”

Wesley McNair has twice been invited to read his poetry at the Library of Congress and has given readings at a wide range of colleges and universities. Wesley McNair is currently Professor Emeritus and Writer in Residence at the University of Maine at Farmington, where he directed the creative writing program and received the Distinguished Faculty Award and the Libra Professorship. He also served as a visiting professor in creative writing at Colby College, which acquired his personal papers in 2006.

Tickets for the event are $10 with students under 17 free. The event will be held at the Eastport Art Center, 36 Washington St, Eastport. For information, call the arts center: 207-853-4650.