On Tuesday, April 23, 2019, Bexley Public Library will welcome bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford as the featured guest for the 2019 Bexley Community Author Series. Mr. Ford’s talk will take place in Capital University’s Mees Hall at 7:00 p.m., with an opportunity to meet him to follow. Following his talk, he will be joined in conversation by author and Pulitzer Prize finalist Lee Martin. To share this exciting program with the next generation, students with a valid student ID will be able to reserve a free ticket for the event. Mr. Ford will also meet with selected students from area high schools and Capital University in the afternoon.
In this special evening event, Richard Ford will discuss his life and career followed by an onstage conversation. Writing since the 1970s, Mr. Ford is recognized as one of America's greatest living authors. His novel, The Sportswriter, was named by Time Magazine as one of the best 100 books written in English since the magazine's inception. He won the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Prize for his novel Independence Day, the first novel to ever win both prizes, and he was also named a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Let Me Be Frank. His most recent book, Between Them, is a beautiful and stirring memoir of his parents. A film adaptation of Ford’s novel Wildlife, directed by Paul Dano and starring Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal, released in 2018 to critical acclaim.
The 2019 Bexley Community Author Series is offered in partnership with Bexley City Schools, the Bexley Community Foundation, Capital University, Drexel Theatre, Gramercy Books, and WCBE 90.5 FM. It is made possible by the generous donations of individuals and businesses to the Bexley Public Library Community Author Series Fund at the Bexley Community Foundation.
Benefactor Sponsor: Giant Eagle Market District
Lead Sponsors: Crane Group, Paige & Michael Crane, Friends of Bexley Public Library, Linda & Frank Kass, The Shamansky Family, Whitehall Bexley Rotary Club Foundation
Literary Sponsors: Bexley Bed + Breakfast, Mautz Family; David & Barbara Brandt; KeyBank; Thomas & Christine Farquhar; Stolz-Mead Global Adverstising
More sponsors to be added. To learn more about becoming a sponsor, please contact Ken Flower at Bexley Public Library (614-545-6942) or Hallie Raskin at the Bexley Community Foundation (614-235-4070).