Writer Hoffman to read at UMF Oct. 9

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FARMINGTON – Award-winning nonfiction writer, poet and essayist Richard Hoffman will read from his work at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 9 in The Landing in the Olsen Student Center. The reading is free and open to the public and will be followed with a signing by the author.

Richard Hoffman

Richard Hoffman’s publications include two books of poetry, “Without Paradise” and “Goldstar Road,” as well as a memoir entitled “Half the House,” which the Boston Globe referred to as “compelling,” and Publishers Weekly called, a “moving boyhood memoir.”

His other work, both prose and verse, has appeared in Agni, Ascent, Harvard Review, Hudson Review, The Literary Review, Poetry, Shenandoah, Witness and elsewhere, as well as in a number of anthologies.

He has received several fellowships and awards, most recently a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in fiction and The Literary Review’s Charles Angoff Prize. Hoffman is currently the Writer-in-Residence at Emerson College and also teaches in the Stonecoast MFA program at the University of Southern Maine.

Hoffman is the second reader in the 2008-09 Visiting Writers Series that is sponsored by the University of Maine at Farmington’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. For more information on the event, please contact UMF Assistant Professor Jeffrey Thomson, Dept. of Creative Writing, at 207-778-7454, or at jeffrey.thomson@maine.edu

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