Award-winning Vermont author Katherine Paterson to give talk in Newport this Wednesday

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UPDATE: The library has furnace problems and will be closed. Wednesday’s Humanities Program will be at the Gateway.

NEWPORT — Award-winning Vermont author Katherine Paterson will speak about the importance and many benefits of reading in a talk at the Goodrich Memorial Library this Wednesday, starting at 7:00 p.m.

Her talk, “Reading for the Life of the World,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.

Paterson has twice won both the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award. She received the 1998 Hans Christian Andersen Medal as well as the 2006 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for her work.

The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series is held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through May in nine communities statewide, featuring speakers of national and regional renown.

Upcoming Newport talks include “Confused by the News?” with veteran journalists David Shribman and Cynthia Skrzycki on February 10, “Photographing Any Place: Real or Ideal?” with Vermont photographer John Miller on March 2, and “Myths of World War II” with UVM History Professor Emeritus Mark A. Stoler on April 6.

For more information, contact the Goodrich Memorial Library at 802.334.7902.

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