UMaine creates Stephen King Chair in Literature, AP reports

The Associated Press reported that the University of Maine is now accepting applications to fill the five-year Stephen E. King Chair in Literature. Partially endowed by the Harold Alfond Foundation, the appointment will begin in August, according to the AP. The university’s decision to honor one of its most famous graduates comes as the author prepares to talk about his time in Orono and read from his latest book, “Hearts in Suspension,” on Nov. 7 at the Collins Center for the Arts. The Washington Times, The Seattle Times, My San Antonio Express-News, Review Times, Gulf News, KFDM TV in Southeast Texas and the University Herald carried the AP report.