FARMINGTON — The Mt. Blue Area Garden Club invites the public to the first program of the 2018 gardening season. The group will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, for a social half-hour at Trinity United Methodist Church, Farmington Falls Road.

A program will follow at 1 p.m. featuring award-winning author Barry Longyear reading “The Green.”

Longyear is the first writer to win the Nebula Award, the Hugo Award and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, all in the same year. In addition to his acclaimed “Enemy Mine” series, his works include numerous short stories, the “Circus World” series, the “Infinity Hold” series and novels ranging from “Sea of Glass” to “The God Box,” as well as his Science Fiction Writer’s Workshop I.

Longyear’s online writing seminar, “The Write Stuff,” is now available as a trade paperback and in Kindle format. His recent works include “Jaggers & Shad: ABC is for Artificial Beings Crimes,” the series that appeared in Analog; “Dark Corners,” his collection of stories from the dark side; and the “Joe Torio Mystery Series,” published as three books. He is working on a political/spy/coming-of-age science fiction thriller, “The War Whisperer.”

Hostesses providing light refreshments will be Janet O’Neil, Regina Longyear and Susan Densmore. For more information, call 207-778-4158.

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