FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington recently announced the following April events at the Emery Community Arts Center:

* Living Language Series: Language Keepers — an evening of native stories and language will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Guests will be Roger Paul, Passamaquoddy/Maliseet language keeper and educator; Jesse Bruchac, Abenaki language keeper, author, musician and storyteller; and Carol Dana, Penobscot language keeper and poet.

* Joseph Bruchac, Abenaki Storyteller and Writer,” will talk at 7 p.m., Wednesday. The event is part of the Living Language Series.

* A reading by playwrights and novelists Madeleine George and Carley Moore is set for 7 p.m., Friday, April 13.

George and Moore will read from their new young-adult novels.

* Language Loss and Revival and the Work of Language Keepers, a discussion with Julia Schulz and Ben Levine, will begin at 11:45 a.m., Wednesday, April 18. The talk is part of the Living Language Series.

* Arts Night events will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the Emery Community Arts Center and various campus venues. A night celebrating art and performance. The night will kick off with “ReinCARnation,” an original “auto symphony” at 6 p.m., behind the UMF Psychology building.

* The keynote address for the local foods event is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28. Keynote by Mark Lapping, executive director of the Muskie School at University of Southern Maine and distinguished professor of public policy and management, will address food issues in Maine and local solutions. The introduction will be by Theodora J. Kalikow, UMF president. The event is part of a daylong Local Foods Forum.

Doors pen 30 minutes before all performances. Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

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