FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington’s Bachelor of Arts Program in Creative Writing will host its annual Senior Celebration Reading at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Thomas Auditorium in UMF’s Preble/Ricker Hall. The event will feature graduating creative writing students reading from their original work.

The reading is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception at the UMF Art Gallery, located at 246 Main St.

The student readers include Abigail Austin of Farmington; Jennifer Baum of Appleton; Cynthia Brackett-Vincent of New Sharon; Bridget Burns of West Hartford, Conn.; Amanda Coffin of Strong; Allyson Day of Portland; Aileen Dinsmore of South China; Sara Gelston of Raymond; Christopher Monaco of Beverly, Mass.; Charles McMahon of Concord, N.H.; Paul Oxman of Newington, Conn.; Tessa Parmenter of Cape Neddick; Leah Pigeon of West Nottingham, N.H.; Cynthia Ravinski of Norton, Mass.; and Aaron Witham of Enfield, N.H.

UMF is the only college in Maine and one of only three in New England, that offers a bachelor of fine arts in creative writing. The program features a strong combination of writing and literature courses in the context of the study of the liberal arts.

UMF creative writing graduates often go on to master of fine arts programs all over the nation, as well as into jobs in journalism, advertising, public relations and publishing.

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

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