Martin County Library System Press Releases

March 23, 2012

Blake Library to Present “Voices From the Titanic: 100 Years Later” 4pm April 5

CHAUTAUQUA SOUTH
 
Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body and Spirit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:      
DATE:  MARCH 23, 2012
CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403
WHO:  The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc, sponsor, in support of the Martin County Library System

WHAT:  Chautauqua South:  Voices from the Titanic:  100 Years Later  
                    Presented by Allan Wolf, Author of The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic

Marking one hundred years since the sinking of the Titanic, author, poet, performer and educator Allan Wolf will tell the story of some of the lives caught up in this tragic disaster in “Voices from the Titanic: 100 Years Later” Thursday, April 5 at the Blake Library in Stuart. Appropriate for all ages (adults, teens, older elementary age), the event is free and open to the public. Copies of his book, The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices of the Titanic, will be available for sale and signing.

Millionaire John Jacob Astor hopes to bring home his pregnant teen bride with a minimum of media scandal. A beautiful Lebanese refugee, on her way to family in Florida, discovers the first stirrings of love. And an ancient iceberg glides south, anticipating its fateful encounter. The voices in this remarkable re-creation of the Titanic disaster span classes and stations, from Margaret (“the unsinkable Molly”) Brown to the captain who went down with his ship; from the lookout and wireless men to a young boy in search of dragons and a gambler in search of marks. Slipping in telegraphs, undertaker’s reports, and other records, poet Allan Wolf offers a breathtaking, intimate glimpse at the lives behind the tragedy, told with clear-eyed compassion and astounding emotional power. Arrogance and innocence, hubris and hope—twenty-four haunting voices of the Titanic tragedy, as well as the iceberg itself, are evoked in a stunning tour de force.

Allan Wolf earned his Master’s Degree in English and taught writing at Virginia Tech, where he received the Richard L. Hoffman Teaching Award. He served for14 years as co-director of Poetry Alive!’s Summer Institute for Teacher. Since leaving poem performance troupe Poetry Alive!, Wolf writes and presents full time. Visit http://www.allanwolf.com/.
   
WHEN:  Thursday, April 5, 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Blake Library, John F. Armstrong Wing, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart 34996

HOW:  Free and open to the public.  No tickets or reservations required.

For details or to learn more about other Chautauqua South programs or the Martin County Library System call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection or Chautauqua South brochure at any branch library or visit the library website, http://www.library.martin.fl.us.

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