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Belfast Writers Buckmaster and Garber to Read at UMM Oct. 2

Added on: September 13, 2012
Linda Buckmaster
Linda Buckmaster

MACHIAS, Maine – The Maine Writers Series at the University of Maine at Machias will host Belfast writers Elizabeth Garber and Linda Buckmaster for a reading at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2. The two will read from their poetry, memoir, and fiction.

Buckmaster has lived within a few blocks of the tideline most of her life, growing up on Florida’s Space Coast and spending the past three decades in midcoast Maine. Former Poet Laureate of Belfast, she has written three chapbooks of poetry, and her poetry, essay, fiction, and journalism have appeared in regional and national journals. She teaches in the University of Maine System, and her "day job" is with the nonprofit Women, Work and Community. She is currently working on a collection essays about growing up in Florida.

Elizabeth Garber (Patricia Shea photo)
Elizabeth Garber

Garber’s poems are grounded in distinctive Maine moments in town and on islands. Her third collection of poems, True Affections: Poems from a Small Town, continues her exploration of a life well-lived in Maine. Garber's previous two books of poetry are Listening Inside the Dance (2005) and Pierced by the Seasons (2004). Three of her poems have been read by Garrison Keillor on his radio show The Writer’s Almanac. Garber is currently completing two memoirs, The Architect's Daughter and A Last Great Love.

The event is free and open to the public, and will take place in the Book Arts Studio, located in Dorward Hall. For more information, contact Robert Froese at 255-1334.

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