FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington Bachelor of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing program will present the award-winning drama “My Mother’s Clothes Are Not My Mother,” by Elizabeth Peavey. This one-woman show will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, in the performance space in the UMF Emery Community Arts Center.

Winner of the 2013 Maine Literary Award for Best Drama, “My Mother’s Clothes Are Not My Mother” is performed in a series of connected monologs.

For months, Peavey avoided wading through her late mother’s things. But when her mom’s condo sells, she’s forced to reckon with its contents. As she does, objects surface, triggering memories from her childhood. Possessions she once thought would be easy to chuck — the Polynesian hors d’oeuvre platter, the outdated evening coat, the milk glass and tea cups — suddenly take on epic stature, forcing the question: How do we know when to let go?

Elizabeth Peavey is an award-winning writer, performer and educator. She has served as a lecturer of public speaking at the University of Southern Maine for over 20 years and has taught creative non-fiction at UMF.

For more information, call 778-7454, or email [email protected].


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