The University of Maine at Farmington will celebrate Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair’s recent 2015 PEN New England Award for Poetry.
A reception and reading will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, June 19, in the Emery Community Arts Center at UMF. The event is free and open to the public.
Blood and Memory — A Celebration of Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair and the PEN New England Award will include an opening reception followed by readings of McNair’s work featuring UMF faculty members Kristen Case, Shana Youngdahl, Daniel Gunn, Jeffrey Thomson, Professor Emeritus McNair and a solo piano piece by Philip Carlsen.
“All of UMF congratulates Wes on this very prestigious honor,” Jeffrey Thomson, UMF professor of creative writing, said.