LOVELL — The 216th annual meeting of the Charlotte Hobbs  Memorial Library will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 22, featuring author Alex Myers as guest speaker.

Library board President Dell Foss will present a short “State of the Library” address and introduce new trustees.

Afterward, Myers, author of “Revolutionary,” will talk about his debut novel in which Deborah Sampson Gannett, who ran away from home in 1782, successfully disguised herself as a man, and fought valiantly in the Revolutionary War. This fierce-tempered young-woman-turned-celebrated-soldier is about the courage, hope, fear and heartbreak that shaped her odyssey during the birth of a nation.

Myers will share how he researched his subject and how he crafted fiction with fact, as well as how his own life experience informed writing the book.

Myers was born and raised in Paris, Maine. After attending Phillips Exeter academy he became the first openly transgender student at Harvard University and worked to change the university’s nondiscrimination clause to include gender identity.

Subsequent to earning a master’s degree in religion at Brown, Myers has pursued a career in teaching English at secondary schools. He completed his Master of Fine Arts degree in fiction writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Alex and his wife are seasonal residents of Lovell.

Refreshments served. All welcome.


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