FARMINGTON The University of Maine at Farmington's Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program is proud to present award-winning author Margot Livesey as the first writer in UMF's 2013-14 Visiting Writers Series. Livesey will read from her work at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in The Landing in the UMF Olsen Student Center. The reading is free and open to the public and will be followed by a signing by the author.

Livesey grew up on the edge of the Scottish Highlands. Her first book was a collection of stories entitled 'Learning by Heart' (Penguin Canada 1986). Her writings since then include: 'Homework,' 'Criminals,' 'The Missing World,' 'Eva Moves the Furniture,' 'Banishing Verona' and 'The House on Fortune Street' winner of the L.L. Winship/PEN New England award. Her most recent novel, 'The Flight of Gemma Hardy,' won the New England Independent Booksellers' Award in fiction for 2012.

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