Froese to Give Book Reading Oct. 20

UMM professor to read from latest novel

Robert Froese

MACHIAS, ME – The Maine Writers Series at the University of Maine at Machias will host novelist Robert Froese on Tuesday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the UMM Art Gallery.

Froese, a professor of English at UMM, will read from his latest book, The Origins of Misgiving. Kirkus Discoveries calls Froese’s new book, “A darkly compelling version of the strangeness of everyday life.”

In addition to The Origins of Misgiving, he has written three other novels – The Hour of Blue (1990), The Forgotten Condition of Things (2001), and A Dark Music (2006).

Froese, who teaches creative writing and film at UMM, is a founding member of the Flatbay Collective, a group of local artists who support and inspire each other’s work. More information can be found at He lives on Flat Bay in the solar-powered home he and his wife, Leonore Hildebrandt, built themselves.

The book reading is free and open to the public. For more information, call (207) 255-1334. The UMM Art Gallery is located on the first floor of Powers Hall.

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