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The University of Maine at Farmington’s Visiting Writers Series is set to present award-winning fiction writer Morgan Talty as the program’s third reader of the season.

Talty will read from his work at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17,  in The Landing in the UMF Olsen Student Center on South Street. The reading, free and open to the public, will be followed by a book signing with the author.

Set in a Native community in Maine, Talty’s debut collection “Night of the Living Res” examines what it means to be Penobscot in the 21st century and what it means to live, survive and persevere after tragedy, according to a news release from Amy Neswald, UMF professor of creative writing.

The collection was awarded a New England Book award and received rave reviews from the New York Times, Lit Hub, Esquire, Boston Globe and others. Talty’s work has also appeared in Granta, The Georgia Review, and Triquarterly, among others. He is a winner of the 2021 Narrative Prize.

A citizen of the Penobscot Indian Nation, Talty is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing. He teaches creative writing at Stonecoast and the Institute of American Indian Arts.

The Visiting Writer Series is sponsored by the UMF Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program.

For more information, contact Neswald at 207-778-8024 or [email protected].

 

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