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Lyon County History Center

711 Commercial St.

Emporia, KS 66801

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The Arvonia Historic Preservation Society, Friends of the Emporia Public Library, The Lyon County History Center, The Great Plains Welsh Heritage Project (Wymore NE), and The St. David's Society of Kansas (Emporia) will host author Sarah Woodbury on Thursday, March26th, 2020 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Lyon County History Center. These organizations have combined efforts to celebrate WOMEN IN HISTORY MONTH, and the rich Welsh history prevalent in our area.

This event will feature Sarah’s “After Cilmeri” series which gives readers a fantastical alternate history of real historical events between the English and the Welsh from 1268 to 1294. There are 17 books in the series, and one complete set will be part of a prize drawing at the event. Debra Holland, New York Times bestselling author of the Montana Sky Series says that, “Sarah Woodbury is my new favorite author. Daughter of Time reminds me of Outlander and 1632, with a fresh twist. I read all the books in the After Cilmeri series in four days! Long after I finished the last book, the stories and characters stayed in my mind, and I kept wishing I could return to the world Sarah so skillfully created. I can’t wait for the next book and the next …”

With over a million books sold to date, Sarah Woodbury is the author of over forty novels set in medieval Wales. Although an anthropologist by training and then a full-time homeschooling mom for twenty years, she began writing fiction when the stories in her head overflowed and demanded that she let them out. While her ancestry is Welsh, she only visited Wales for the first time at university. She has been in love with the country, language, and people ever since. She even convinced her husband to give all four of their children Welsh names.

Sarah is the author of the Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries, set during the Anarchy and the rule of King Owain Gwynedd and the best-selling After Cilmeri series about a time traveling family of modern Welsh-Americans who save the life of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, the last Prince of Wales.

"We are excited to be collaborating with these wonderful organizations and to recognize these historic and cultural milestones for the area." Greg Jordan, Executive Director Lyon County History Center

"The Great Plains Welsh Heritage Project in Wymore, NE., is grateful for the opportunity to participate and support this lovely event. We in the Welsh community enjoy working with Arvonia and the Emporia societies to further our heritage and bring awareness of our proud legacies. This one-of-a-kind affair with Dr. Sarah Woodbury, renowned author, will be the start of other events to be showcased in the future. We are quite excited to be involved and welcome the cooperation between Kansas and Nebraska." Gwenith Closs-Colgrove, President.

Happy Hour with the author begins at 5:30 p.m. and advance ticket reservations of $20 per person includes reserved seating, a Welsh Appetizer Menu, and a Red Dragon Signature Cocktail. A cash bar will be provided by Radius Brewing Company. The community is encouraged to reserve event tickets/tables in advance at https://aftercilmeri.eventbrite.com or by calling the event coordinator at 620.340.2749.

Free general admission at the door begins at 6:45 p.m. (GA does not include reserved seating, appetizers, or complimentary drinks). It is encouraged for general admission attendees to get their FREE tickets online as well. Seating is limited. Ticket holders will be admitted first.

"The author's presentation will focus on significant moments in the history of medieval Wales, particularly as they relate to the After Cilmeri series, as well as a brief reading from one of the books."

There will be a silent auction, and prize drawing for the complete set of the “After Cilmeri Series”. Sarah will be available to autograph books at the event. Net Proceeds from the event will benefit The Arvonia Historic Preservation Society, The Friends of the Emporia Public Library, The Lyon County History Center, the Great Plains Welsh Heritage Project (Wymore NE), and The St. David's Society of Kansas (Emporia).

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