FARMINGTON — Fiction author Mark Polanzak will be the next reader in the University of Maine at Farminton’s Visiting Writers Series set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in The Landing in the UMF Olsen Student Center.

The free reading will be followed by a meet and greet with the author.

Polanzak’s first book, “Pop!,” is a hybrid work, combining elements of memoir with short fiction and essay. He is a founding editor of “draft: The Journal of Process” and a producer for The Fail Safe podcast. Runner-up for the 2014 Italo Calvino Prize for fabulist fiction, his stories have appeared in Third Coast, The Southern Review, The American Scholar and other publications. He received his MFA from the University of Arizona.

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

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