LEWISTON – Poet Robert Farnsworth, recipient of the 2008 Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching at Bates College, will give an address titled “Psst! Poems Teach Themselves” Wednesday, March 19, at the college.

He will discuss the reciprocal process of reading and writing as an apprenticeship. The public is invited to attend at no cost.

A Bates faculty member since 1990, Farnsworth teaches workshops in fiction and poetry writing as well as literature courses. He is highly regarded in Maine for his many appearances as a poet, scholar and facilitator for literary gatherings in small towns and cities.

Farnsworth’s presentation will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, 70 Campus Ave.

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