Friday, April 12, 2013

Meet NH Author Joseph Monninger, April 20th at 10 AM

As a fitting end to National Library Week, we invite our patrons to attend a talk by New Hampshire adult and teen author Joseph Monninger on Saturday, April 20th at 10 AM.

With eleven published novels and three non-fiction books to his credit, Joe has twice received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and has also received a fellowship from the New Hampshire Council for the Arts. His young adult novel, Baby, was awarded the 2008 award for best children’s literature from the Peace Corps Writers and chosen as a top ten book by YALSA, the American Library Association.

Joseph Monninger grew up in Westfield, New Jersey and attended Temple University on a football scholarship.  As a teacher at one time or another at the University of New Hampshire, the Lincoln School in Providence, Rhode Island, The American International School in Vienna, and at Plymouth State University, Joseph Monninger has spent thirty years in classrooms.  During the summers he directed academic enrichment programs at Williams and Amherst Colleges. He led student groups on bicycle tours across Europe, sailed the Whitsunday Islands near the Great Barrier Reef, and worked on community service projects in Montserrat, West Indies and on the Crow Reservation in Montana.  He has taken a mail boat across the southern edge of Newfoundland and, as a young man, hitch-hiked across the United States three times.  His newest novel, Margaret from Maine, is available from the library.


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