Meg Weston
Founder and director of The Poets Corner
Maine Media Workshops + College

Meg Weston is the co-founder and director of The Poets Corner (www.thepoetscorner.org) and co-founder/co-director of the Camden Festival of Poetry. The Poets Corner, now four years old with over 4,500 members from around the world, hosts both emerging and celebrated poets for monthly readings over Zoom. She’s hosted Richard Blanco, Ellen Bass, Rick Barot, Naomi Shihab Nye, Pádraig Ó Tuama, Spencer Reese, and this fall, will welcome Billy Collins.


In January 2020, Weston retired after 8 years as president of Maine Media College in Rockport, Maine. She previously held various leadership positions in the field of imaging, education, and journalism including President of the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, President of the University of Southern Maine Foundation, President of Konica Corporation, and Chair of the Board of the University of Maine Board of Trustees.


Meg Weston’s poetry expresses a passion for geological processes that shape the earth and the stories that shape our lives. Her obsession with volcanoes can been seen in photographs on her website www.volcanoes.com. After receiving an MFA in Creative Writing in creative non-fiction from Lesley University in 2008, she began to focus on and study the craft of poetry. Her first poetry collection, Magma Intrusions, was published in May 2023 by Kelsay Books, a new collaborative work with Margaret Haberman, To the Point and Back: Swimming Poems, was just released in May 2024. Her poems have appeared in Hawaii Pacific Review, The Red Fez, The Mountain Troubadour, and other anthologies and publications, and in a chapbook, Letters from the White Queen.

Meg Weston