Ten graduating seniors in Maine’s only bachelor of fine arts degree program in creative writing will read from their original works of poetry, fiction and non-fiction at the University of Maine at Farmington’s Creative Writing Senior Reading. This free and open-to-the-public event will take place at Tuesday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. in The Landing in the UMF Olsen Student Center.

Each student’s reading will draw from his/her portfolio created as a senior capstone project in UMF’s competitive creative writing program. A culmination of each student’s academic career, portfolios consist of the student’s best writing while at UMF, an artist statement and a self-assessment of their work.

Among the seniors reading from their work will be Ellen Marlow of Belfast and Natasha Nelson of Isleboro.

Many graduates of the UMF Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program go on to graduate schools across the country or work as published authors, editors, filmmakers, journalists and educators; and in the fields of graphic design and marketing, among others.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.