UMF Presents Trifecta Book Launch at Emery Community Arts Center, May 17


FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington celebrated the BFA program in Creative Writing and presents a special Trifecta book launch featuring Kathryn Miles, Bill Roorbach and Jeffrey Thomson on Wednesday, May 17 at the Emery Community Arts Center. The reading is free and open to the public and will be followed by a signing session with the three authors.

These three award-winning writers work across the board and will release three new books of non-fiction, fiction and poetry.

Kathryn Miles is an award-winning science journalist and writer. Miles is the author of five books: “Adventures with Ari”, “All Standing”, “Superstorm”, “Quakeland”, and his latest: “Trailed: One Woman’s Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders”..” She is currently a Scholar-in-Residence for the Maine Humanities Council, faculty member of several MFA programs and private consultant available to emerging and established writers. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Saint Louis University and earned both her Master of Arts and Ph.D. in English from the University of Delaware. She lives in Portland.

Bill Roorbach is a novelist and essayist and has lived in Farmington most of the time for the past 30 years. Her books include the best-selling “Life Among Giants” and Kirkus Prize runner-up, “The Remedy for Love.” His latest novel is “Lucky Turtle”, which has just been published by Algonquin Books. Once upon a time, he taught at the UMF. His last academic position was the William H.P. Jenks Professorship in American Letters at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Jeffrey Thomson is a poet, memoirist, translator and editor, and the author of ten books including ‘Half/Life: New and Selected Poems’, ‘Fragile’ Memoirs, ‘The Belfast Notebooks’, ‘The Complete Poems of Catullus, and the edited collection “From the Fishhouse”. His latest book is “Museum of Objects Burned by Souls in Purgatory”. He was an NEA Scholar, Fulbright Distinguished Scholar in Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Poetry Center at Queen’s University Belfast, and a Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Scholar at Brown University. He is a professor of creative writing at the University of Maine Farmington.

This event is sponsored by the UMF Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program.

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