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Jeff Shaara, Author Visit: October 1, 2019

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Westerville Central High School

7118 Mount Royal Avenue

Westerville, OH 43082

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Enjoy an evening presentation with Jeff Shaara, followed by audience Q&A, book sale and book signing.

Discover history through storytelling with the bestselling author of Gods & Generals and The Last Full Measure. Through researching memoirs, collections of letters, and diaries Shaara brings to life historic events and military battles through the eyes of his characters.

For tickets to a reception with Jeff Shaara at The Wine Bistro as a fundraiser for the Westerville Library Foundation, purchase here. (Additional cost.)


ABOUT THE PRESENTATION

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Cost: $15 per person


6pm | Doors open and seating begins

Location: Westerville Central High School auditorium

Address: 7118 Mount Royal Avenue, Westerville, OH 43082

Choose your seat when purchasing your ticket. Rows will be released for the book signing from front to back.

7pm | Author talk

A master at weaving together history and stories, Jeff Shaara will discuss his work writing historical fiction, and the intense research needed to bring to life each and every historically-based character.

Follow along with the Meet the Authors series, hashtag #wplauthors.


7:45pm | Audience Q&A


8pm | Book signing & sale

Limit of 3 books per person. Guests will be released for the book signing by row, continuing from front to back.

Accommodations can be made in advance for guests with disabilities. For more information, contact the library at 614-882-7277 ext. 4 or answers@westervillelibrary.org.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jeff Shaara is the New York Times-bestselling author of Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure - two novels that complete the Civil War trilogy begun by his father, Michael Shaara, with the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Killer Angels. His World War II series includes The Final Storm, No Less Than Victory, The Steel Wave, and The Rising Tide.

Shaara has also written To the Last Man, The Glorious Cause, Rise to Rebellion, and Gone for Soldiers. In 2012, Shaara returned to the Civil War with A Blaze of Glory, followed by A Chain of Thunder, The Smoke at Dawn, and The Fateful Lightning - all New York Times bestsellers.

In his highly anticipated new book, The Frozen Hours, Shaara brings readers to the front lines of the Korean War and the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. Through researching memoirs, collections of letters, and diaries Shaara takes on the voices of the generals, the foot soldiers, and even of the Chinese commander, bringing to life the events of the battle through the eyes of the characters.

Each of his carefully researched books bring to the page a new way to experience military fiction driven by engrossing historical characters. In his engaging lectures, Shaara details the attention and research it takes to write his critically acclaimed works.

A descendant of Italian immigrants, Shaara was born in 1952 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, and graduated from Florida State University with a degree in criminology. He lives in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.



ABOUT THE SERIES

Bring books to life as your favorite authors step out of the page and onto the stage. Expand your understanding, harness the power of stories and continue the conversations that books inspire with thought-provoking presentations, author Q&As and book signings in Westerville and Central Ohio.

Throughout the year, authors of varying backgrounds and genres are invited by the library to inspire a love of reading, feature voices that energize community conversations and support the arts while providing an enjoyable literary experience.

View highlights from past events via the slideshow below or read more about the series.


FAQs

Which books will be available for purchase?

TBA.


Is there a limit to the number of tickets I can order?

Yes, you can order 10 tickets of each ticket type per order/transaction.

If you would like to order tickets for a book group greater than 10 people, contact the library at 614-882-7277 ext. 4 or answers@westervillelibrary.org


Can I get a ticket at the door?

If the event is not yet full, you may purchase a ticket onsite. Please know that there are a limited number of seats and that ticket availability may be limited. No entry is allowed without a ticket.


Can I choose my seat?

Yes. You may choose your seat on our venue map when purchasing a ticket. Rows will be released for the book signing from front to back, so select seats accordingly.

Guests with disabilities can contact the library to request tickets with handicap-accessible seating or to request any other necessary accommodations: 614-882-7277 ext. 4 or answers@westervillelibrary.org.


My party and I wish to order tickets separately. Can we sit together?

If you wish to sit together with other members of your party, it is advised to purchase tickets together so seats can be selected at the same time.


Can accommodations be made for guests with disabilities?

Yes. Contact the library to request tickets with handicap-accessible seating or to request any other necessary accommodations: 614-882-7277 ext. 4 or answers@westervillelibrary.org.


I plan to attend this event with my child. Should I order a ticket for both of us?

You must order a ticket for any child occupying a seat in the auditorium. However, you may attend with one child under 2 years old in your lap without acquiring an extra ticket.


What is your refund policy?

At this time, we are unable to offer a refund. All sales are final.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You must show either a printed ticket or your ticket on a mobile device.


What time does seating begin?

Doors open and seating begins at 6pm.


How does the book signing work?

Everyone will have the opportunity to participate in the book signing. Guests will be released by row, continuing from front to back.

Books will be available at a sale hosted by the Westerville Library Foundation. Guests are also welcome to bring personal copies for signing. Limit of 3 books per guest.

"Action" photos of you having your book signed by the author are welcome. If time allows, posed photos may be requested after the book signing is completed.

Please note that the book signings may take some time. These are large events and the author is given the opportunity to interact with guests as they choose, so lines may be long. Staff are trained to keep the line moving as efficiently as possible. Restrictions for signing are subject to the author, their management or event circumstances.


Can I get my book signed without purchasing a ticket?

No. To be eligible for the book signing, you must have a ticket to the event.


When and where can I purchase books and what forms of payment will be accepted?

The book sale will be located in the common area outside the auditorium. Credit card, check and cash payments are accepted. The book sale will remain open based upon demand and book availability.

At the conclusion of the author's presentation, feel free to exit the auditorium to make book purchases. Or, once you are released for the book signing, let a staff member know you'd like to purchase a book and we'll hold your spot in line.

Book sale hosted in partnership with The Book Loft to benefit the Westerville Library Foundation. Please note that the number of books for sale is limited and may sell out. If you wish to ensure that you have a copy of the book for signing, you are welcome to bring your personal copy.


Does this event have an official hashtag?

Yes! Follow along or share your experiences with the Meet the Authors series, hashtag: #wplauthors.


Does the library host other author events?

Yes! Throughout the year, authors of varying backgrounds and genres are invited by the library to inspire a love of reading, feature voices that energize community conversations and support the arts while providing an enjoyable literary experience.

Bring books to life as your favorite authors step out of the page and onto the stage. Expand your understanding, harness the power of stories and continue the conversations that books inspire with thought-provoking presentations, author Q&As and book signings in Westerville and Central Ohio. Learn more.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact the library at 614-882-7277 ext. 4 or answers@westervillelibrary.org.

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