FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington Writers Guild and the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program will present Ira Sukrungruang as the next author in UMF’s 2011-12 Visiting Writers Series. Sukrungruang will read from his work at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the UMF Olsen Student Center.

A Thai American writer is the author of “Talk Thai: the Adventures of Buddhist Boy,” a memoir about immigration and growing up stuck between two cultures.