January 19, 2018
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Stephen King to give creative writing class at UMass Lowell

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Shane Magee | Kings County Record | BDN
Shane Magee | Kings County Record | BDN
Author Stephen King speaks to a group of about 80 students at Sussex Regional High School in October 2012. The world-famous author drove from Maine and surprised students with an impromptu discussion on writing, following an arduous campaign by the school to convince him to visit.

LOWELL, Mass. — Novelist Stephen King will be sharing his experiences with creative writing students and later with a wider audience at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.

The horror-master from Maine is the author of books such as “The Stand,” ”The Shining” and “The Green Mile.”

King will give a special class for creative writing majors at the university Friday.

On Friday evening, King and fellow best-selling author Andre Dubus III, who teaches at UMass-Lowell, will share the stage for a conversation about their craft.

At the end of the event, King and Dubus will sign the armchairs they sat in for a raffle to benefit a student scholarship fund.

In October, King made a surprise visit to a Sussex, New Brunswick, high school whose students campaigned for months to get him to visit them by Halloween.


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