Maine Edge interviews Tim Sample ahead of UMaine visit

The Maine Edge spoke with Maine humorist Tim Sample ahead of his two appearances as part of the University of Maine’s 150th anniversary celebration Saturday, Oct. 17, during Homecoming Weekend. At 7 p.m., Sample, will read passages from Stephen King’s new short story “Drunken Fireworks.” Sample, who narrated the recently released audiobook, also will talk about his career and his collaboration with King, who called the recording a “wild ride.” The free public event in 100 D.P. Corbett Business Building will be followed by a book signing. “[‘Drunken Fireworks’] is very specifically a Maine humor piece,” Sample told The Maine Edge. “[King] is a force of nature.” Earlier that day, Sample will take part in an informal discussion with UMaine students and faculty at the Black Box Theatre in Class of 1944 Hall. Sample also spoke about his upcoming UMaine appearances while he was a guest on the “Downtown with Rich Kimball” radio program on WZON AM620.