Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Katherine Paterson to Speak This Thursday in Lowell, Massachusetts

Author KATHERINE PATERSON to Speak on  "Lyddie and the Power of Historical Fiction" This Thursday, May 3

7 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2012

Where: UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren St., Lowell, MA

Each year, thousands of students on field trips to Lowell bring with them a knowledge of Lowell’s industrial history that they acquired by reading about fictional "mill girl" Lyddie Worthen, the main character of Katherine Paterson’s beloved novel "Lyddie." Paterson, the Library of Congress's 2010-2012 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, will talk about how historical research, a compelling plot, and a feisty female character combine to create a novel that breathes life into the story of Lowell’s 19th-century textile mills and the labor activism of "mill girls."

To reserve your place at this event, please email: tihc@uml.edu.