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A book-signing by Joyce Graff will take place at the Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society on Friday, June 21 from 6:00 until 8:00pm. Ms. Graff has recently co-authored a genealogical biography of her grandfather Harry Wilcox, who worked as a commercial artist and...
Otto's Bookstore will host a special author signing with Adam Makos from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at the downtown shop, 107 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. Formerly of Montoursville, Makos lives in Colorado where he and his family operate Valor Studios, whose "mission is to honor veterans by...
Many people dream of writing a book, but few ever getting around to doing it. Why? Mike Reuther, author of "Write the Darn Book," said he believes too many aspiring writers set themselves up for failure by believing it's difficult. It doesn't have to be. The key is writing from one's heart to allow...
WILLIAMSPORT — With funding made available through a $9,000 grant from the Williamsport Lycoming Community Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania, the Williamsport Area School District is coordinating a visit from New York Times bestselling author Wes Moore for a...
Words in the Dust, by Trent Reedy, paints a vivid picture of the mission American and NATO forces are attempting in Afghanistan for young people. The fictional character Zulaikha, a young girl based on a person the author met when he was serving in Afghanistan, has a cleft lip. He draws the reader...
The Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial, located at the City Dock in historic Annapolis, is the only memorial in the country that commemorates the actual name and place of arrival of an enslaved African. The sculpture group features author Alex Haley seated before a group of three children of different...
Alfred Hitchcock’s low-budget, black-and-white blockbuster “Psycho” continues to influence people decades after its release. For high school teacher Joseph W. Smith III, the film has been a tool for connecting with teens in his English classes. Hundreds of his students have screened “Psycho” with...
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