Famous author, poet to speak to UGA students about life in Italy

Apr 11, 2014 1794

A well-known author and poet will speak to University of Georgia students about her life in Italy next week.

Frances Mayes, the author of three best-selling books will speak April 16 at 4 p.m. in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

A poet and former professor of creative writing, Mayes achieved widespread popularity writing about her life in Italy restoring a crumbling villa, beginning with "Under the Tuscan Sun" in 1996.

It was on the New York Times best-seller list for two years.

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Source: http://m.onlineathens.com

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