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Two Cent Talks: A Reading with Morgan Talty & Michelle Menting

November 15, 2022, 5:00 PM6:30 PM


Morgan Talty is a citizen of the Penobscot Indian Nation where he grew up. He is the author of the story collection Night of the Living Rez from Tin House Books, and his work has appeared in Granta, The Georgia Review, Shenandoah, TriQuarterly, Narrative Magazine, LitHub, and elsewhere. A winner of the 2021 Narrative Prize, Talty’s work has been supported by the Elizabeth George Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts (2022). Talty is an Assistant Professor of English in Creative Writing and Native American and contemporary Literature at the University of Maine, Orono, and he is on the faculty at the Stonecoast MFA in creative writing as well as the Institute of American Indian Arts. Talty is also a Prose Editor at The Massachusetts Review. He lives in Levant, Maine.

Michelle Menting is the author of the full-length poetry collection, Leaves Surface Like Skin (Terrapin Books), and two poetry chapbooks. Her poems, essays, and short stories can be found in Verse Daily, American Life in Poetry, The Cimarron Review, The Offing, The Southeast Review, New South, Harpur Palate, The Texas Observer, Fourth River, and DIAGRAM, among other places. A recipient of scholarships from Sewanee and Bread Loaf writers' conferences and a Maine Literary Award finalist, Michelle has been awarded for her written work with residencies from Hewnoaks Artist Colony, Joseph A. Fiore Art Center, Crosshatch/Hill House, and the National Park Service, where she served as Poet-in-Residence on Isle Royale National Park, an International Biosphere Reserve.


November 15, 2022
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM


Tyler French


Greene Block + Studios
18 Main Street
Waterville, ME
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