UMPI to hold reading and book signing

Posted April 03, 2012, at 10:52 a.m.

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The University of Maine at Presque Isle will celebrate the work of UMPI Professor of English and Creative Writing, Richard Lee Zuras, with a reading and book signing event at 7 p.m. Monday, April 9, in the Campus Center. His recently published, debut novel, The Bastard Year, explores Zain’s final year of childhood, his father’s dismissal from the CIA, and his family’s near disintegration. The public is invited to attend this special event, which will include a reception featuring light refreshments, and wine available through a cash bar. Copies of the book will be on display and for sale at the event and are also currently available for sale online at and, and at the UMPI Bookstore for $10 per copy. For more information, call  768-9452 or email

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