Frances Mayes to speak on Tuscan life

March 24, 2010 – 2:18 PM

Frances Mayes, author of the best-selling memoirs Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany, will speak at the University of Georgia Chapel March 30 at 4 p.m.

Her talk, “Living Under the Tuscan Sun” is sponsored by the UGA Libraries to celebrate Mayes’ donation of her personal papers to the libraries. A reception and book signing will follow at Demosthenian Hall.

A native of Fitzgerald, Ga., Mayes divides her time between Italy and North Carolina. She is also the author of a travel memoir, A Year in the World, the illustrated books In Tuscany and Bringing Tuscany Home; Swan, a novel; The Discovery of Poetry, a text for readers; and five books of poetry. Her website is

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