Norwich, CT native and internationally acclaimed writer Wally Lamb will read from his upcoming novel We Are Water which is scheduled for publication in November 2013 at 7:30 P.M. Friday, April 12 at the Lyme Congregational Church. The program is the first in a series of lectures celebrating the Lyme Public Library’s centennial anniversary. He will also speak about growing up in Eastern CT and the influence that has had on his writing. The program will be followed by a reception, and copies of his books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Bank Square Books in Mystic. The bookstore will also accept preorders for Lamb’s upcoming novel We are Water. This program is free but donations to the library will be accepted. Seating is limited to 200.
Wally Lamb is the author of the novels She’s Come Undone, I Know This Much is True, Wishin’ & Hopin’, and The Hour I First Believed. She’s Come Undone and I Know This Much is True were both chosen as titles for Oprah’s Book Club. He is also the facilitator for the writing program at York Correctional Institute in Niantic, CT. He has edited two books containing the writings of inmates, Couldn't Keep It to Myself: Testimonies from Our Imprisoned Sisters and I'll Fly Away: Further Testimonies from the Women of York Prison.
Upcoming programs in the Library’s Centennial Lecture series include Dr. Robert Ballard on Friday, June 7 and a mystery author panel featuring writers James R. Benn, Roberta Isleib, David Handler, and Eugenia West on Friday, September 6. Information about these programs is available at http://www.lymepl.org/special-events.htm or by calling the Library at 860-434-2272.