Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Historical Connection: Author To Speak At Key Book Site

Past and present will meet this Saturday, July 27, at 2 PM at the Plattsburgh Public Library.

PPL is the former site of Plattsburgh Academy, one of the key locations in the book, Nine Days a Soldier, by local author Joy A. Demarse.  This fictional work, set during the War of 1812, is based on actual events.  In September 1814 Plattsburgh Academy schoolboys want to defend their village from British forces that have crossed the Canadian Border.  They become Aiken's Volunteer Rifle Company.

While intended for younger readers (grades 5 - 7) adults have also enjoyed the story for both its adventure and historical detail.

Joy will discuss her book in the PPL second floor auditorium.  The event is free, open to readers and history buffs of all ages.

For more information contact Kelly Julian at (518) 561-0921 or email her at sextonk@cityofplattsburgh-ny.gov .

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