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UMF Visiting Writers Series presents American author Benjamin Nugent, Sept. 17

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FARMINGTON The University of Maine at Farmington Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program is proud to announce the return of its acclaimed Visiting Writers Series on Thursday, Sept. 17, with American author Benjamin Nugent. The reading, and subsequent book signing, will take place at 7:30 p.m., in The Landing, in the UMF Olsen Student Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Benjamin Nugent's nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time and n+1. His short stories have appeared in The Paris Review, Best American Short Stories, Tin House, Vice and elsewhere.

His work also appears in the forthcoming anthology 'The Unprofessionals: New American Writing from the Paris Review.' He's the author of the novel, 'Good Kids' (Scribner, 2013) and a cultural history, 'American Nerd: The Story of My People' (Scribner, 2008).

Nugent is currently the director of the Low-Residency MFA in Fiction and Nonfiction at Southern New Hampshire University.

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