Stephen King celebrating latest work at his alma mater, UMaine

Monday evening, Stephen King plans to discuss his student days during the turbulent Vietnam War era at the Collins Center for the Arts

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2013 file photo, author Stephen King poses for the cameras, during a promotional tour for his latest novel, 'Doctor Sleep', a sequel to 'The Shining', in Paris. King is one of several artists who will receive the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony. The president and first lady Michelle Obama will present the award Sept. 10, 2015 to King and 11 others. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2013 file photo, author Stephen King poses for the cameras, during a promotional tour for his latest novel, 'Doctor Sleep', a sequel to 'The Shining', in Paris. King is one of several artists who will receive the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony. The president and first lady Michelle Obama will present the award Sept. 10, 2015 to King and 11 others. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

ORONO, Maine (AP) – Stephen King is launching his latest work, “Hearts in Suspension,” with a reading of the book at his alma mater, the University of Maine.

The book’s publication on Monday marks the 50th anniversary of King’s entrance into UMaine in 1966.

Monday evening, King plans to discuss his student days during the turbulent Vietnam War era at the Collins Center for the Arts.

The book is being published by the University of Maine Press. It’s accompanied by a novella in which King reflects on his undergraduate years; four installments of King’s student newspaper column, “King’s Garbage Truck;” and essays by 12 of King’s classmates and friends.

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