KENNEBUNKPORT — The Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library in Kennebunkport and Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance announced that Bridget M. Burns will serve as the inaugural Graves Library Writer-in-Residence.

Burns, a graduate of UMaine Farmington’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing, will use her residency to work on researching and writing nonfiction about Freedom Farm in Kennebunkport. The farm was used as temporary housing for at least six Eastern European families who were displaced after World War II. All that remains today is the refurbished barn in which Burns now lives.

The Graves Library Writer-in-Residence was created to provide one author from the library’s service area (Kennebunkport, Kennebunk, and Arundel) a private writing room for a term of one year. Burns was selected from a pool of applicants.

The Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance is available to work with any libraries in the state interested in a writer-in-residence program.

FMI: [email protected], 207-228-8264.

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