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Literary Lunch with Joan Dempsey and Frank O. Smith

Wednesday, November 15 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library
Audience: Adults

Join us for a conversation between Joan Dempsey and Frank O. Smith about Dempsey’s new book This is How it Begins.  The program will be held at noon in the Rines Auditorium.

About the book
In 2009, eighty-five-year-old art professor Ludka Zeilonka gets drawn into a political firestorm when her grandson, Tommy, is among a group of gay Massachusetts teachers fired for allegedly silencing Christian kids in high school classrooms. The ensuing battle to reinstate the teachers raises the specter of Ludka’s World War II past―a past she’s spent a lifetime trying to forget.

About the Series
Portland Public Library’s Literary Lunch series is held monthly and features authors from New England in conversation about new works.  Authors are interviewed by literary friends, colleagues or critics.

All Literary Lunches are free to the public. Because they take place over the lunch hour, guests are encouraged to bring their lunch; coffee provided by Coffee By Design.

 

 

About the Series » Literary Lunch Series

Portland Public Library’s Literary Lunch series is held monthly and features authors from New England in conversation about new works.  Authors are interviewed by literary friends, colleagues or critics.literary-lunch

All Literary Lunches are free to the public. Because they take place over the lunch hour, guests are encouraged to bring their lunch; coffee provided by Coffee By Design.

Questions about our Literary Lunch series? Please send us an e-mail.