SOURCE: Maine Literary Festival

October 29, 2009 14:02 ET

Maine Literary Festival Brings Multi-Cultural Voices to Camden November 7th

CAMDEN, ME--(Marketwire - October 29, 2009) - Book authors, poets and academics with roots in India, Spain, Africa, Thailand, Iran, the Netherlands and the United States -- as well as Native American and African American culture -- will bring their insights and experiences to the Camden Opera House on Saturday, November 7th, as part of the Maine Literary Festival.

Special guests include John Muthyala, Judy Hakola and Reza Jalali from the University of Maine; Carol Bachofner and Allan Sockabasin; children's author and puppeteer Ashley Bryan; Pat Nyhan, Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest, Eugene Gloria, Francisco Aragon, Shilpa Argarwal, Jaed Coffin and Rishi Reddi. The program will start at 6:30 p.m. and end with a reception and book signing.

The Maine Literary Festival is a scholarship project of the Midcoast Branch of the American Association of University Women. An Evening Exploring Literature of New Voices in America is the first in a year-long series of activities exploring cross-cultural themes and culminating in the 2010 Maine Literary Festival.

Tickets at $50 (or $30 for students) are available online through the Camden Opera House booking service, at the Owl and Turtle Bookstore in Camden, ME, or by purchase at the door. For Festival details visit www.maineliteraryfestival.com or call 207.837.2827.