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Michigan Notable Author Lee Zacharias
April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mason County District Library today announced that Lee Zacharias – author of Across the Great Lake – will pay a special visit to the Mason County District Library in Ludington at 6:00 pm on Thursday, April 25, for an evening of first-rate storytelling; book signing and question-and-answer time with guests. Zacharias is visiting the Mason County District Library as part of the Library of Michigan’s 2019 “Michigan Notable Authors Tour.”
This year, 20 authors whose engaging works were chosen as 2019 Michigan Notable Books selections will visit 50 libraries throughout the state. The Mason County District Library is located at 217 East Ludington Avenue, Ludington, Michigan. For details about this author event, call 231-843-8465 or visit the Web at masoncounty.lib.mi.us. “It’s a literary treat to have Lee Zacharias in our community, sharing her captivating work with our friends and neighbors in such an open, accessible way,” said Eric Smith, director of the Mason County District Library. “Michigan is home to some of the best stories and storytellers found anywhere in the country. An author of Lee Zacharias’ caliber here, in our library, will make it an evening to remember.” “This year’s Michigan Notable Books delve into wonderfully diverse topics and offer something of interest for just about everyone,” said State Librarian Randy Riley. “The tour offers the opportunity for book enthusiasts in many corners of the state to join in the conversation about what constitutes ‘great writing’ and to hear from some of the Great Lakes region’s most beloved authors.”
Lee Zacharias, Across the Great Lake, University of Wisconsin Press
85-year-old Fern Halvorsen reflects back upon her five-year-old self traveling with her father on a huge and powerful ship with a tall, handsome pilothouse and big smoking stacks. It’s 1936 and he captains a great coal-fired vessel, the Manitou, transporting railroad cars across Lake Michigan. The girl revels in the freedom of the ferry, making friends with a stowaway cat and a gentle young deckhand. The sighting of a ghost ship, though, presages danger for all aboard.
Lee Zacharias is the author of a collection of short stories, Helping Muriel Make It Through the Night; two other novels, Lessons, and At Random; and a collection of personal essays, The Only Sounds We Make. She holds degrees from Indiana University, Hollins College, and the University of Arkansas, and has taught at Princeton University and the University of North Carolina Greensboro, where she is Emerita Professor of English.
Lee Zacharias visits Mason County District Library on April 25. Michigan Notable Books is designed to promote reading and raise awareness of Michigan’s literary heritage. The program annually selects 20 of the most outstanding books published in that year – titles that are reflective of Michigan’s diverse ethnic, historical, literary and cultural experience. In addition to the tour, the Library of Michigan Foundation will host a “Night for Notables” on Saturday, April 7th with Richard Ford as the featured speaker. For more information about the evening program taking place at the Library of Michigan in downtown Lansing, visit www.michigan.gov/notablebooks. The 2019 Michigan Notable Books program and tour are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Library of Michigan, the Library of Michigan Foundation, Michigan Department of Education, the Michigan Humanities Council, Meijer, and the Michigan Center for the Book.
Media Sponsors are Mittenlit.com, City Pulse, Queue Advertising and Tom Gennara Photography. Mason County District Library programs are free.