Franco-American Collection

A Reading and Author Talk with Ron Currie, Jr.

May 26, 2022
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Lewiston-Auburn Campus
Ron Currie, Jr.

The Franco-American Collection at the University of Southern Maine invites you to join us on Zoom on Thursday, May 26, 2022, 5:30 pm-6:30 pm, for a reading with author Ron Currie, Jr.

We are excited to welcome Ron Currie, a novelist, screenwriter, and native Mainer. His work has been translated into 15 languages, and has won the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, the Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Alex Award from the American Library Association, and the Pushcart Prize. As a screenwriter he's worked, most recently, on the Apple TV+ series EXTRAPOLATIONS, scheduled for release in 2022. His short fiction, nonfiction, essays and criticism have been published in the New York Times, Salon, The Believer, The Chicago Tribune, and many other venues. Currie will be reading from a new, as-yet unpublished novel set in the Franco-American community in Waterville. Be the first to learn about this new novel! A Q & A will follow the reading.

Looking for more information on Ron Currie, Jr. and his work? Check out his website:

There is no fee for our programs which are made possible by generous donations from the Québec Delegation in Boston, Severin Beliveau and Paul Dube on behalf of the Forum Francophone des Affaires, Androscoggin Home Health & Hospice, Country Kitchen, Pinette Dillingham & Lynch, The Albert Lepage Foundation, Regis & Carolyn Lepage, Doris & John Bonneau, Dirigo Credit Union, The Law Offices of Dionne & Courturier, Central Maine Credit Union, and an anonymous donor. We are also supported by our membership. Ask how you can become a member today!

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All programs are recorded and archived at and can be viewed at your leisure.

For more information or to register, contact the FAC archivist, Anna Faherty at or by phone (207) 753-6545.