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We <3 Chapbooks

February 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

“We <3 Chapbooks” is a free reading featuring local Bottlecap Press authors, including former MHC Undergraduate Fellow Paige McHatten.

Please join us at Bangor Beer Co. on Thursday, February 8th at 5:00 p.m. to hear from these collections. This event is free and open to all ages.

About the Readers:

Julia Hills:

Julia Hills is a budding poet originally from Southern Maine. She studied poetry and poetics at the University of Maine, receiving her bachelor’s degree in the spring of 2023. Julia takes inspiration from Allen Ginsberg, Anne Sexton, and Bernadette Meyer; poets who tested the limits of poetry in content and form. Julia has one chapbook published through Bottlecap Press that covers the tiring act of having a body and interacting with it daily.

Ava Bloom:

Ava Bloom, self proclaimed charming lady, was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and is pursuing a degree in English and Philosophy from the University of Maine. She has published her two chapbooks, New Year’s Resolutions in March and Sweet Dreams! with Bottlecap Press and her third chapbook The Things You Pay No Attention independently. She writes about the things she knows and the things she one day hopes too.

Brie Fryer:

Gabriella Fryer is a writer, wife, and mother of three. Originally from the Midwest, Gabriella is enjoying life in New England while working on her MA in English at the University of Maine. Her poetry chapbook, titled Muted Red, was published by Bottlecap Press in 2023; her poetry can also be found in Broadside Journal, Shemom, and 12 Willows Press.

Paige McHatten:

Paige McHatten is a student, poet, and fiction writer at the University of Maine, where she studies English, Journalism, and Media Studies. She has edited the undergraduate literary magazine, the Open Field, for the past two years. Last spring, she completed a year-long fellowship for the McGillicuddy Humanities Center, in which she produced a collection of creative and critical writing that explores and questions the representation of womanhood in the media. She is the author of two chapbooks, WORLD PEACE AND COWBOYS (2022) and GOODNESS! (2023). In her free time, she plays guitar badly, talks either too loudly or too much, and tries not to take herself too seriously.

Victoria Hood:

Victoria Hood (she/her) is the author of a collection of short stories My Haunted Home (FC2) and chapbooks Death and Darlings and Entries of Boredom and Fear (Bottlecap Press). Her book of poetry, I Am My Mothers Disappointments, is forthcoming from Girl Noise Press (2024). She hopes to discomfort, humor and charm.


February 8
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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