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Acclaimed author Lois Lowry will speak in New Hampshire on Saturday, April 26. PLEASE NOTE that the venue for this event is the Concord City Auditorium.
Lowry's appearance is sponsored by the NH Humanities Council's Connections adult literacy program and made possible in part by generous underwriting support from Parker Education, The Rowley Agency and The Works Cafe. The Humanities Council is very grateful to our friends at the Community Players of Concord for making it possible to hold this event at the Concord City Auditorium. Get details on their new production, Hotel LaPutts, here.
The event is free and open to all.
Lowry will speak about her work, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of her books which will be available for sale courtesy of Gibson's Bookstore. Due to the size of the audience, Lowry will sign a maximum of three books per person and will not be able to sign other items.
Lowry received the Newbery Medal for children's literature in 1990 for Number the Stars. The novel recounts the story of Annemarie Johansen, a Danish gentile who, with her family, risks her life to protect and evacuate Jews from Denmark into Sweden under the shadow of Nazi Germany and the Second World War.
Lowry again received the Newbery Medal in 1993 for The Giver, a modern classic and a tale of a dystopian society in which a boy, Jonas, is named the new Receiver of Memory. The Receiver of Memory is a respected but lonely and difficult position which, Jonas learns, involves holding all of society's memories. The Giver is part of a series that includes Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Lowry's latest work, Son.
The Giver is currently in production as a major motion picture starring Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges and Taylor Swift and due for release next August.
Of course, no one can tell the story of Lowry's life better than the author herself. Learn much more about her and her work on her website.
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New Hampshire Humanities Council
The New Hampshire Humanities Council is a private non-profit organization that strengthens New Hampshire by providing free public humanities programs in its communities. While the Humanities Council's mission is specific to New Hampshire, we are not part of the state government. We are part of a national network of Humanities Councils affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities. We rely on individual, corporate, and foundation support for our diverse programs, which foster reflection, discussion, and civil debate where people live, work, study, and play.