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June 20, 2011


Maine singer-songwriter David Mallett will sing and talk with students and others in the community about his work this Tuesday evening, June 21, after accepting an invitation by author Cathie Pelletier to participate in a writing workshop she currently is teaching at the University of Maine at Fort Kent.

The event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bee Jay’s Tavern on West Main Street in Fort Kent. No admission will be charged, but Mallet will have CDs and his children's book, based on his “Garden Song,” available for sale.

Candles will be placed on cloth-covered tables to give the tavern a 1960s coffee house feel. Fruit and cheese platters will be available, and a cash bar will be open.
Mallet has been performing and writing songs for nearly four decades. He has recorded 14 albums and written songs for scores of musicians, including Alison Krauss, Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris.  He is perhaps best known for writing the folk classic “Garden Song,” which has been recorded by many artists, including Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger and John Denver.
Cathie Pelletier, the University of Maine at Fort Kent’s first Waneta Blake Visiting Professor of Writing, will teach two, three-credit courses during UMFK’s 2011 summer sessions.
Ms. Pelletier currently is teaching Writing Workshop II during the first summer session. She also will conduct a three-credit workshop: Stories in the Community, during the second summer session, scheduled between July 5 and August 12.
Pelletier is a 1976 alumna of UMFK.