Mainer Emily Powers ’14 Writes ‘Short Stories From My Hometown’

Emily Powers ’14

Emily Powers ’14

What does it mean to live in Maine? Emily Powers ’14 is exploring the question in a very personal way this summer as she crafts a collection of short stories about Lewiston-Auburn, Maine, where she grew up.

Powers’ “Short Stories From My Hometown” consists of fictional works rooted in real-life local culture. For example, one of her stories centers around recent fires that displaced many of the Somali refugees who have increasingly sought asylum in Lewiston-Auburn. Besides incorporating written resources and her own experiences as a Mainer, Powers has been carrying out original research, interviewing community members to hear their personal perspectives on living in Maine.

Read more about her Maine stories here.

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