Stephen King will release a new book at the University of Maine on Nov. 7, according to a news release from the university.

King will launch his newest book, “Hearts in Suspension,” with a reading of the book and discussion of his student days at the University of Maine during the Vietnam War era. The reading will be followed by a conversation with his former classmates and friends who were with him during this time and who co-authored the collection.

“Hearts in Suspension,” marks the 50th anniversary of King’s enrollment at UMaine — fall 1966. In the years that followed, the escalating Vietnam War and social unrest nationwide, especially on college and university campuses, had “a profound impact on students of the period and deeply influenced King’s development as a writer and a man,” according to the publisher on the book’s dust jacket.

The book also features essays by 12 of King’s classmates and friends.

The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Collins Center for the Arts. Doors open at 6 p.m., with all ticket holders required to be in their seats by 6:45 p.m., according to the news release.

Tickets are free and available according to the following timeline: Members of the University of Maine community can register for one ticket each with a MaineCard at the CCA box office, during normal box office hours, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Oct. 12–14.

Members of the public can register for two tickets per person online or at the CCA box office beginning Oct. 17.

All tickets are general admission and will be available for pick up, with photo ID, at the Collins Center for the Arts box office beginning at 1 p.m. Nov. 7. For further ticket information or to request a disability accommodation, call 207.581.1755.

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