FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington bachelor of fine arts program in creative writing will host award-winning fiction writer Merrill Feitell on Thursday, April 28. The reading was originally scheduled in February but was postponed due to inclement weather.

The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Thomas Auditorium in Preble/Ricker Hall.

The reading is free and open to the public.

Feitell received the 2004 Iowa Prize for Short Fiction for her “Here Beneath Low-Flying Planes” and she has been selected as one of “Fiction’s New Luminaries” by the Virginia Quarterly Review. She teaches young writers, aged 6 to 18, at 825NYC, a nonprofit writing center, and hopes to continue teaching writing at the college level.

There will be a question and answer session and a book signing following the reading. The reading is part of the UMF Visiting Writers Series.

For more information, contact UMF Associate Professor of Creative Writing Gretchen Legler at [email protected] or 778-7182.

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