Thursday, March 30, 2017
Author’s Night in April
Join us for the Friends of the Greenville Public Library's Author’s Night on Friday April 14th at Montage in downtown Greenville. As always you can enjoy a delicious meal or drinks and a special musical treat. A string quartet of students of Cathy Dowds will play before and after the program. Doors open at 6:00 and the program starts at 7:00.
Our guest author is Dr. Vivian Blevins who has a heart-warming and unusual story to share. Vivian is a facilitator for Area Veterans Oral Histories that are recorded for the Library of Congress Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center. This project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. Please see www.loc.gov/vets.
Vivian also produced a 12-Part Series entitled “Veterans Voices” that aired daily throughout 2014 on Western Ohio Television Consortium/Channel 5. How she gathered the touching and sometimes painful memories of the many men she interviewed is a very interesting and meaningful story in itself. Not that American History is unfamiliar to Vivian who currently teaches Communication, American Literature, & Humanities at Edison.
Dr. Blevins is one of those women who has been involved in so many projects, has won so many awards, and has accomplished so much that it’s a privilege to meet her. Please read just a sampling of her life at www.vivianblevins.com. Don’t miss this enjoyable evening!