Book Discussion and Signing: Robert Day for President, an Embellished Campaign Autobiography


Robert-Day-CoverThe Friends of the Talbot County Free Library invite you to their Brown Bag lunch program on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 12 noon, at the Easton Library branch. Prizewinning author Robert Day will present and discuss his memoir Robert Day for President, an Embellished Campaign Autobiography. From the intriguing opening lines of his book stating “I want to be President because I don’t want anyone else to be President. Many must feel the same way”, to the reminiscences of scenes and characters from the 1960s onward, the book offers a walk down memory lane for many people.

Robert Day’s novel The Last Cattle Drive was a Book-of-the-Month Club selection. His short fiction has won a number of awards and citations including two Seaton Prizes, a Pen Faulkner/NEA PRIZE, and Best American Short story and Pushcart citations. He is the author of two novellas and three collections of short fiction. His nonfiction has been published in the Washington Post Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, and Forbes FYI, among others.

Among Mr. Day’s awards and fellowships are a National Endowment to the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, Yaddo and McDowell Fellowships, a Maryland Arts Council Award, and the Edgar Wolfe Award for distinguished fiction. His teaching positions include The Iowa Writers Workshop, The University of Kansas, and the Graduate Faculty at Montaigne College, The University of Bordeaux.

Mr. Day is Acting President of the Associated Writing Programs; the founder and former Director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House, and founder and publisher of the Literary House Press at Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland.

Mr. Day will be available to sign his memoir before and after the program. For those interested in reading it in advance, it is available for sale at the NewsCenter in Easton and from Amazon.

The Friends are pleased to host such a talented writer for this timely program that should generate an interesting and enjoyable discussion. Feel free to bring your lunch and enjoy beverages and sweets provided by the Friends of the Talbot County Free Library. The program is free and open to the public.

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