Southern Voices Festival 2015A Celebration of Writing, Music and Art
An Evening With
Friday, Feb. 27 • 7 pm
The Library Theatre • $35 • Reception follow
Southern Voices warmly welcomes best-selling novelist Wally Lamb to our conference. After the presentation, we invite you to join Mr. Lamb on the Library Plaza for a book signing and reception. Books will be available for purchase.
Wally Lamb is the critically acclaimed and beloved author of She’s Come Undone, I Know This Much Is True, The Hour I First Believed and most recently, We Are Water. Mr. Lamb’s first two novels were #1 New York Times best sellers and Oprah’s Book Club selections. Lamb’s books are neither short nor simple, but he pulls readers in and doesn’t let go.
His newest book, We Are Water is a disquieting and ultimately uplifting novel about a marriage, a family and human resilience in the face of tragedy. Lamb proves himself a virtuoso storyteller, assembling a variety of voices and an ensemble of characters rich enough to evoke all of humanity.
Lamb contributes his time as a volunteer facilitator at York Correctional Institution, a women’s prison in Niantic, Connecticut. Lamb’s volunteerism culminated in the publication of two collections of writings by his students: Couldn’t Keep It to Myself and I’ll Fly Away. Writing, Lamb had found, was an unexpected and transforming way for these women to recapture their humanity and the hope that many of them had long since lost.
Wally Lamb is a Connecticut native who holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in teaching from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Vermont College. Lamb was in the ninth year of his 25-year career as a high school English teacher at his alma mater, the Norwich Free Academy, when he began to write fiction in 1981.
Wally Lamb and his wife, Christine live in northeastern Connecticut.
Saturday, Feb. 28 - Registration: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - The Library Theatre & The Library Plaza- Book sales and signings will follow the afternoon session. - Lunch on your own