Author Event: In Conversation with Andrea Lani and Jennifer Dupree, Aug. 23

Join us for a conversation between Andrea Lani, author of the memoir Uphill Both Ways and Jennifer Dupree, author of novel The Miraculous Flight of Owen LeachBoth Lani and Dupree are graduates of USM’s Stonecoast MFA program and both are editors at literary magazines. They will read from their work, share their experiences navigating the writing world as authors and as editors, and chat about the writing life in general. 

Andrea Lani is the author of Uphill Both Ways: Hiking Toward Happiness on the Colorado Trail (Bison Books, 2022), a book about hiking the Colorado Trail with her three children and examining the environmental legacy of Westward Expansion. In the book and in her essays and short fiction, Andrea delights in the wonder of nature and probes the emotional effects of environmental damage and contamination. Her writing has appeared in OrionBrain, Child MagazineSpireWillows Wept Review, SaltfrontSnowy EgretThe Maine ReviewZoomorphic, and About Place Journal, among others. Andrea is a graduate of College of the Atlantic and the University of Maine Stonecoast MFA program, a senior editor at Literary Mama, and a Maine Master Naturalist. She lives in Maine with her family.

Jen Dupree is a librarian, assistant editor for The Masters Review, and former independent bookstore owner. She has an MFA from the University of Sothern Maine’s Stonecoast program. Her novel, The Miraculous Flight of Owen Leach debuted in April of 2022. Her stories and essays have been published or are forthcoming in Be Wilder: A Word Portland Anthology, Solstice, December, The Masters Review, The Lascaux Review, and other places. She has won a Maine Literary Award for both short non-fiction and short fiction (2022, 2006) as well as the Writer’s Digest fiction contest (2016).

To register for this event (requested for our planning purposes), please click here or call the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4.


Tuesday Aug 23, 2022


4:00 PM  –  5:00 PM


Androscoggin Community Room