The University of Maine at Farmington will host poet Kaveh Akbar as the next reader in its notable Visiting Writers Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in The Landing in the UMF Olsen Student Center.

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

In addition to the reading, Akbar also will lead the workshop Mining the Poetic from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Alice James Books located on the UMF campus at 114 Prescott St. Limited seats are available, to sign up, email Alicia Hynes at [email protected]

Akbar’s debut full-length collection, “Calling a Wolf a Wolf,” is just out with Alice James in the U.S. and Penguin in the UK, and his chapbook, “Portrait of the Alcoholic,” was published by Sibling Rivalry Press.

The recipient of a 2016 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, a Pushcart Prize, and the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, Kaveh was born in Tehran, Iran, and currently lives and teaches in Florida.

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

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

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