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UMass Lowell this Week: Writers Share their Work; Play Salutes City’s ‘Mill Girls’

Story and Source Ideas for Journalists

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A free program at UMass Lowell's Innovation Hub in Haverhill on Wednesday, Nov. 20 will explore crowdfunding strategies for startups.


Contacts for media: Nancy Cicco, 978-934-4944, and Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209,

This is a notice of upcoming events, photo opportunities and story ideas at UMass Lowell. In case of inclement weather, call UMass Lowell’s weather hotline at 978-934-2121; if the university is closed, all on-campus events are canceled. For more, visit

Sources of the week 
UMass Lowell faculty experts are available to discuss: 
  • What the public can expect from televised impeachment hearings this week;
  • Native American Heritage Month in November and contributions and history in New England.
Contact UMass Lowell media relations if you need an expert source on any subject.

Acclaimed UMass Lowell Authors Talk about Their Craft 

When and where: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 5:30 p.m. O’Leary Library Learning Commons, Mezzanine, South Campus, 61 Wilder St., Lowell

What: Two of UMass Lowell’s award-winning authors will share their inspiration and read from their works at a free event for the campus and community. Maureen Stanton, associate professor of English, will talk about writing creative nonfiction, including her book about the antiques and collectibles business and her memoir about growing up in Walpole. UMass Lowell graduate Diannely Antigua, a Haverhill native, will share her debut collection of poetry, “Ugly Music.” The program is the latest in the university’s Writers on Campus series. Free parking will be available in the nearby Wilder Lot. Members of the public who would like more information should contact

‘The Lowell Offering’ Shines Light on Lowell’s ‘Mill Girls’ 

When and where: Friday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m. Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market St., Lowell

What: UMass Lowell’s Bridget Marshall, associate professor of English and an expert on the writings of the Lowell “mill girls” of the 1800s, will speak at an event that will include a dramatic reading of a new play about them. “The Lowell Offering” – named after a magazine written by young women who worked in the city’s textile factories during the American Industrial Revolution – will be presented by the Merrimack Repertory Theatre next year. The free event for the public will provide a sneak peak of the process behind staging the play and share its historic context. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 978-970-5000.

Strategies for Crowdfunding Startups to be Shared at Forum

When and where: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 5:30 p.m. UMass Lowell Innovation Hub, Harbor Place, 2 Merrimack St., Haverhill

What: Entrepreneurs looking to tap into the power of crowdfunding to support their startups will hear from a roundtable of investors and financing experts on how to grow their ventures. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be moderated by Michael Ciuchta, an associate professor and authority on marketing and entrepreneurship who teaches in UMass Lowell’s Manning School of Business. Members of the public who would like to attend should register at

Medieval, Renaissance Music is Centerpiece of Free Concert

When and where: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 8 p.m. Durgin Hall, South Campus, 35 Wilder St., Lowell

What: Works from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras will be performed by student vocalists and instrumentalists in UMass Lowell’s Mixed Chamber Ensemble at a free concert for the campus and community. Selections will include chants written by composer Hildegard von Bingen, an aria by Giulio Caccini and “Orfeo” by Claudio Monteverdi, considered by music historians to be the first opera ever written. The ensemble will be conducted by UMass Lowell faculty member Jonathan Richter. Free parking will be available in the nearby Wilder Lot. Members of the public who would like more information should contact