Maine author Bill Roorbach, recipient of the Flannery O’Connor and O. Henry prizes, as well as the Maine Literary Award in creative nonfiction, will give a reading and discussion at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Bates College. His works include the story collection “The Girl of the Lake” and the best-selling “Life Among Giants,” which won a 2012 Maine Literary Award. The event will be at the Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave., Lewiston. It is free and open to the public. FMI: 207-753-6963.

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