Social Issues / History

Author Visit: Lynne Olson

Lynne Olson, celebrated author of Citizens of London, Those Angry Days and more will present a talk at the UAPL titled “Racing Against Time: Roosevelt, Churchill, and the Fight to Save Britain in World War II.” Her 45 minute talk will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing. A fundraising reception will be held at 5:30 at the home of Greg and Robin Comfort. Tickets are $10 for the talk, and $25 for the reception. Please visit www.ualibrary.org and click the Author Visit link on the front page to purchase your tickets.

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Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

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Author Visit: Lynne Olson

Lynne Olson, celebrated author of Citizens of London, Those Angry Days and more will present a talk at the UAPL titled “Racing Against Time: Roosevelt, Churchill, and the Fight to Save Britain in World War II.” Her 45 minute talk will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing. A fundraising reception will be held at 5:30 at the home of Greg and Robin Comfort. Tickets are $10 for the talk, and $25 for the reception. Please visit www.ualibrary.org and click the Author Visit link on the front page to purchase your tickets.

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Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

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Hello, Columbus: A Writer's Reintroduction To His Adopted City

The author of “Fourth Down And Out,” the first in a series of books about a Columbus-based private detective, discusses how researching and writing the book pushed him to discover new sights, stories and surprises about Ohio’s capital. Join Andrew Welsh-Huggins for a discussion of the process that he went through to write his novel and his exploration of Columbus.

Andrew Welsh-Huggins is a Legal Affairs reporter for The Associated Press in Columbus, and the author of books on the death penalty and terrorism in addition to Fourth Down And Out. He previously worked at newspapers in Youngstown, Bloomington, Ind., and Providence, Rhode Island. He is a graduate of Kenyon College.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Woody Guthrie & Robert Burns: A Surprising Comparison

At first glance, it’s hard to imagine two artists more different than Burns and Guthrie, separated by centuries, cultures and continents. Burns is a literary icon, Scotland’s Bard. Guthrie is the Dust Bowl Troubadour, his songs crafted in hobo camps, picket lines, and migrant trails. But look at the men behind the myths, and the similarities are striking; from how they lived to how they wrote, their rambling hearts to their populist passions. Burns and Guthrie are more popular than ever––and the reasons reveal two very kindred spirits. With songs, conversation and revealing stories, author, journalist and musician Scott Alarik explores their lives and legacies.

For the past 25 years, Scott Alarik has been arguably the most prolific and influential folk music writer in the country. He covered folk for the Boston Globe, contributed regularly to public radio, including seven years as correspondent for the national news show Here and Now, and wrote for many national magazines, including Sing Out, Billboard, and Performing Songwriter. From 1991-97, he was editor and principal writer for the New England Folk Almanac. The author of several books, Alarik is a popular presenter about folk music around the country.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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