NOTE THE DATE HAS CHANGED FOR THE JUNE MONTHLY MEETING. THE PROGRAM WILL BE THIS MONDAY INSTEAD OF THE FOURTH MONDAY AS IT USUALLY IS! SAME TIME, SAME PLACE!
PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR LEE MARTIN TO SPEAK AT
MEETING OF THE LAWRENCE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Novelist and essayist Lee Martin will be the featured speaker at the June monthly meeting of the Lawrence County Historical Society on Monday, June 19, at 7:00 p.m., at the History Center on the corner of 12th and State in Lawrenceville.
Martin, a native of Lawrence County, is now the College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of English at The Ohio State University. Dr. Martin’s program is entitled “Who Were These People?: Using Facts and Creativity to Tell Your Ancestors’ Stories,” and he will be using his book, Turning Bones, to illustrate some of the techniques used to dramatize his ancestors’ characters and their stories.
Martin is the author of five novels and three memoirs. His novel, The Bright Forever, was a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in fiction. He is a past recipient of the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, and his short stories and essays have appeared in numerous national publications. His latest novel, Late One Night, was published last year. The program is free and open to the public.