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Special Lecture by Lithuanian-American Author Ruta Sepetys

"History in Hiding: The Power of Historical Novels to Create Pathways for Global Dialogue and Reading Engagement"

Event Details

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
3:45 p.m.
Ruta Sepetys is the bestselling author of three works of historical fiction. Her latest novel, Salt to the Sea, follows the plight of refugees fleeing East Prussia at the end of World War II. Sepetys will speak about the role of historical fiction in fostering global understanding. This lecture is sponsored by Madison-Vilnius Sister Cities, CREECA, and IRIS, and is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.