FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program will present award-winning nonfiction writer Lauren Slater as the second reader in its spring Visiting Writers Series. Slater will read from her work at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in the Lincoln Auditorium, UMF’s Roberts Learning Center.

The reading is free and open to the public.

Slater is the author of numerous works of nonfiction, including “Welcome to My Country: A Therapist’s Memoir of Madness,” “Spasm: A Memoir with Lies,” “Prozac Diary,” “Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir” and “Love Works Like This: Travels Through a Pregnant Year.” Her most recent nonfiction book is “Opening Skinner’s Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the 20th Century.”

Slater has also published fiction, including “Blue Beyond Blue: Extraordinary Tales for Ordinary Dilemmas,” a book of adult fairy tales.

Slater holds a master’s degree in psychology from Harvard University as well as a doctorate from Boston University. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband.

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

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