FORD’S THEATRE SOCIETY PRESENTS READINGS AND BOOK SIGNINGS WITH AUTHORS JASON EMERSON and KAY WINTERS
JUNE 26 and JULY 5, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ford’s Theatre Society hosts two book discussions and signings at Ford’s Theatre (511 Tenth Street NW) this summer with authors Jason Emerson and Kay Winters. On Tuesday, June 26, at 4:30 p.m., Jason Emerson discusses his new book Giant in the Shadows: The Life of Robert T. Lincoln. Children’s author Kay Winters will read from her book Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books at Ford’s Theatre on Thursday, July 5, at 4:30 p.m. Following the discussions, the authors will sign copies of their books in the Ford’s Theatre lobby.
Tickets are required for both events and may be reserved in person at the Ford’s Theatre Box Office, at www.fords.org or through Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787 (Ticketmaster fees apply). Seating is available on a first-come basis. Patrons may purchase books at the Ford’s Theatre gift shops. Visit www.fords.org for more information.
Giant in the Shadows is the culmination of nearly a decade of Emerson’s research and writing, and includes innumerable facts, interpretations and illustrations concerning Robert Lincoln’s life, his family and his father's legacy. This comprehensive biography of Robert Lincoln is the first published in more than 40 years, and only the second ever written. Emerson’s other books include The Madness of Mary Lincoln and Lincoln the Inventor.
Winters’ Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books is ideal for those ages five through eight, and explores how reading and the power of words shaped Lincoln’s life. A former classroom teacher, reading specialist and adjunct instructor at Marywood College and Lehigh University, Winters’ previous works include Voices of Ancient Egypt, Did You See What I Saw? Poems About School and Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak, among others.
Ford’s Theatre Society
Since reopening in 1968, more than a hundred years after President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, Ford’s Theatre has celebrated Lincoln’s legacy and explored the American experience through theatre and education. Under the leadership of Director Paul R. Tetreault, Ford’s Theatre has been recognized for the superior quality of its artistic programming. From the nationally acclaimed Big River to the world premieres of Meet John Doe, The Heavens Are Hung In Black and Necessary Sacrifices, Ford’s Theatre is making its mark on the American theatre landscape. For its accomplishment, the organization was honored in 2008 with the National Medal of Arts. For more information, visit www.fords.org.
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