Author Monica Wood to speak at UM Farmington

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The University of Maine at Farmington is proud to present Maine author Monica Wood as the next writer in the celebrated UMF Visiting Writers Series. The UMF Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program sponsors Wood's reading at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11, 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.

Wood's work includes "Secret Language," "My Only Story," "Ernie's Ark," "Any Bitter Thing" and "When We Were the Kennedys." She also writes books to help teachers and writers such as "Short Takes," "12 Multicultural Novels: A Reading and Teaching Guide," "Critical Reading Activities for the Works of S.E. Hinton," "Description," and "The Pocket Muse, Vols. 1 and 2."

Her most recent book, "When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine" won the 2012 May Sarton Memoir Award and was runner-up for the 2012 New England Book Festival Award in autobiography. It was on Oprah's Magazine summer-reading list, the IndieNext pick, Radio Boston summer pick, and New England Booksellers Association bestseller.

"Any Bitter Thing" was a top-ten finalist for Best Spiritual Book of the Year at as well as the Top Ten Booksense pick and the American Booksellers Association bestseller.

Wood lives in Portland, Maine with her husband. She does most of her writing in a studio that he built for her in their backyard.

For more information on Monica Wood click here: MONICA WOOD

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