REMINDER: Sign up by June 20th for the MPA writers and editors workshop on July 11

The Maine Press Association will offer an intensive half-day workshop next month for writers and editors at member newspapers. This session, on the morning of July 11 at the Kennebec Journal in Augusta, will focus on the mechanics of news and feature writing and editing.

Participants will exchange their work and ideas with peers from other MPA papers. The session will be particularly valuable for those of you who often play dual roles as writers and editors.

Considerable preparation will be required before the workshop, which will run from 10 a.m. to about 1 p.m., with lunch provided by the MPA. Enrollment is limited to 12 people and the registration fee is $25. The moderator will be Jeff Ham, night city editor at the Portland Press Herald and former director of the MPA.

To join this group, sign up by June 20 at Please makes checks payable to the Maine Press Association and mail to: Diane Norton, MPA, PO Box 336, Camden, ME 04843

For more information about the workshop, contact Jeff Ham at and