April 20, 2018
2 SESSIONS: 12 Noon & 6:30pm

Joan Dempsey is the author of This is How it Begins (2017), a novel that has been named a finalist for both the Sarton Women’s Book Award and the Lambda Literary Award. In 2017, she was named as one of “5 more over 50” writers to watch by Poets & Writer’s Magazine. Her writing has been published in The Adirondack Review, Alligator Juniper, Obsidian: Literature of the African Diaspora and Plenitude Magazine, and aired on National Public Radio. She resides in New Gloucester, Maine, where she helps serious creative writers master the craft of revision through online courses and free resources.

In the 12 noon session, NMCC students will read briefly from their own work, followed by a featured presentation by Ms. Dempsey.

In the 6:30pm evening session, Ms. Dempsey will read from their recent work, followed by a Q&A and book signing.