Maine

King celebrating latest work at his alma mater, UMaine

  • FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2013 file photo, author Stephen King poses for the cameras, during a promotional tour in Paris. 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, Nov. 7, 2016, marks the 50th anniversary of King's entrance into UMaine in 1966. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2013 file photo, author Stephen King poses for the cameras, during a promotional tour in Paris. 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, Nov. 7, 2016, marks the 50th anniversary of King's entrance into UMaine in 1966. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2013 file photo, author Stephen King poses for the cameras, during a promotional tour in Paris. 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, Nov. 7, 2016, marks the 50th anniversary of King's entrance into UMaine in 1966. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2013 file photo, author Stephen King poses for the cameras, during a promotional tour in Paris. 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, Nov. 7, 2016, marks the 50th anniversary of King's entrance into UMaine in 1966. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)  (The Associated Press)

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.