FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington will present author Marc Nieson, whose writings span fiction, creative nonfiction and screenwriting, as the next reader in its Visiting Writers Series.

The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in The Landing in the UMF Olsen Student Center. The free event will be followed by a meet and greet with the author.

Nieson is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and NYU Film School. His background includes children’s theatre, cattle chores and a season with a one-ring circus. His memoir, “Schoolhouse: Lessons on Love & Landscape,” was published from Ice Cube Press in 2016.

He has won a Raymond Carver Short Story Award, Pushcart Prize nominations and has been noted in Best American Essays.

He currently teaches on the Master of Fine Arts faculty at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, edits The Fourth River — a journal of nature and place-based writing published at Chatham University and is at work on a new novel.

The series is sponsored by the UMF Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program.

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