Internationally-acclaimed author Erik Larson will be speaking about his latest book, "Dead Wake," at the Randolph Center in Pass Christian on Wednesday, October 5th, starting at 7pm. The event is free since it's a part of the "One Book/One Pass" reading program!
Who: Erik Larson, best-selling author of "Dead Wake," "In the Garden of Beasts," "Thunderstruck," "The Devil in the White City," "Isaac's Storm," "Lethal Passage," and the "Naked Consumer."
When: Wednesday, October 5th at 7pm. Admission is free.
Where: Randolph Center, 315 Clark Ave., Pass Christian, Mississippi.
What brings a writer of Erik Larson's stature to the Mississippi Gulf Coast: The author will be making a 50-minute presentation about his latest book, "Dead Wake," followed by a Q&A period.
Larson is appearing as part of a five-month community reading program called "One Book/ One Pass," that began in April.
The purpose of "One Book/One Pass" is to promote the value of reading by recommending a compelling book that links the community in a common conversation. The program hopes to encourage dialogue about a particular book and also foster lifelong learning and the development of a strong community identity. Each year, a new book will be selected.
For 2016, the book selected was Larson's "Dead Wake," a spell-binding story about the luxury liner "Lusitania" which was torpedoed by a German sub in 1915. Larson's talent of combining meticulous historical research with a compelling narrative has made him one of the country's most revered - and best-selling - authors.
"One Book/One Pass" committee members include Scott Naugle, Margaret McMullan, Patrick O’Connor, Wendy Allard, Sally James, Mellissa Harris, Leslie Leyser, Merri Haines, and Carol Church.
For more information, contact Wendy Allard at the Pass Christian Public Library - 228-452-4596 or firstname.lastname@example.org.