FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington’s Visiting Writers Series plans to present award-winning fiction writer Jessica Anthony as the program’s fifth reader of the season. Anthony will read from her work at 7:30 p.m.

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Thursday, March 2, in The Landing in the UMF Olsen Student Center on South Street. The reading is free and open to the public and will be followed by a book signing with the author.

Anthony’s novel “Enter the Aardvark” (Little, Brown & Co., 2020) is about the journey of a young, closeted congressman who discovers an enormous box delivered to his doorstep containing a taxidermized aardvark.

No stranger to travel, Anthony has worked internationally as a butcher at Sea Mart in Sitka, Alaska; taught English in the remote villages Rytro and Rygrot, Poland; and worked as a bridge guard for the Mária Valéria Bridge between Hungary and Slovakia.

The Visiting Writer Series is sponsored by the UMF Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program.

For more information, call 207-778-8024, or email [email protected].


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