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Authors Scheduled for Lecture Series

Rainbow Rowel: Thursday, April 14th/Piper Kerman: Tuesday, July 19th

Rainbow Rowell, a popular author of adult and young adult fiction will be the first speaker in the Lackawanna County Library System’s 2016 Matthew F. Flynn Library Lecture Series. She will appear as part of “On the Same Page in Lackawanna County,” the annual county wide reading program, which will feature one of Ms. Rowel’s books.

She is the author of Fangirl and Eleanor & Park, Attachments, Landline, Carry On, and Kindred Spirits. It has been said that she writes books about teenagers that adults read and books about adults that teens read.

Piper Kerman is the author of Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, a chronicle of the 13 months the author spent in the Danbury, Connecticut, Federal Correctional Facility. Kirman was sent there after being convicted of money laundering.

Orange is the New Black was turned into a popular television comedy-drama that airs on Netflix. Its fourth season will be launched on June 17, just weeks before Ms. Kerman’s appearance in Scranton.

Both lectures will be held in the Scranton Cultural Center. Tickets to all Library Lecture Series events are free. They will be available at all Lackawanna County libraries and on the Library System website approximately six weeks before the lectures.

A speaker for the American Masters Lecture, to be held in the fall, will be announced later.


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