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Local Author Event at Steuben Library

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Authors Allan Lockyer and Richard D. Rowland will be at the Henry D. Moore Library in Steuben on Monday, July 14th from 6-8pm to share insights from their books and answer questions. This event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.
Allan will speak about his memories of living in Steuben during his high school years in the late sixties. He is a 1969 graduate of Sumner Memorial High School and attended college in Arkansas, earning a B.S. degree in geography at Southern State College in 1974. He later earned an M.A. degree in geography at Western Kentucky University in1977, and his Doctor of Arts at the University of Northern Colorado in 1986, where he wrote his dissertation on The Survival of Country Stories in Eastern Maine. Lockyer has been on the faculty of Francis Marion University since 1986, where he is currently the Neal D. Thigpen Professor of Public Affairs and Professor and Coordinator of the Geography Program. His books include Clamdiggers and Downeast Country Stores: Eastern Maine’s Vanishing Cultures, Imagining Maine: Essays and Stories, Beauty and Decay: A Humanistic Geography of the Other State of Maine, and Journeys, a travel memoir.
Richard D. Rowland will talk about his book Unspoken Messages: Spiritual Lessons I Learned from Horses and Other Earthbound Souls. Rowland graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a B.A. in Police Administration and a minor in Corrections and is a retired sergeant from the Kentucky State Police. He lives in Elizabethtown, Ky., on a horse farm with his wife Jennifer, his son Richard and many different animals, where they operate an equine stabling and training facility. He also tries to spend time each year in Steuben with his wife’s family. In August of 2008, Rowland was diagnosed with a relatively rare disease, related to two tours of service in Vietnam; a virtual death sentence. His wish and the reason for writing this book are to restore a sense of optimism to those facing the same trials in their lives.
Both authors will have copies of their books available for sale and signing. For more information about this and other events at the library, visit our website at www.moorelibrary.org , email jbenedict@msln.net, or call 546-7301.