Pat Mullarkey focuses on the Attic writers' workshops and the Atheneum.
"If you're interested in writing, this is a wonderful place to be. Communities define themselves in terms of exclusiveness or inclusiveness. Portland defines itself by inclusiveness."
"This was so much more than I had hoped I would gain from the experience. This is a great service for the Attic to provide!" -- Pam Ledbetter, children's book consultation
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From David Biespiel, President of the Attic Institute of Arts and Letters
"Eleven years have gone by in a blink. But today begins a new era as we renew our dedication both to the word and to the world."
"All sorts of excellent pieces of writing get started and finished here. That's what it means to be a literary studio."
"Poetry connects us to our past, and poets unmask both private and civic memories, dreams, and urgencies. By harmonizing the body with the mind, serving both young and old, poetry is a guide to deliver us into a fresh engagement with our inner lives and with modernity."
"America's poets have a minimal presene in American civic discourse and a miniscule public role in the life of American democracy. I find this condition perplexing and troubling -- both for poetry and for democracy."