After a short ‘State of the Library’ our board president Dell Foss will present this year’s new trustees. After the vote we are very honored to have Alex Myers, author of Revolutionary, as our guest speaker.
Deborah Sampson Gannett ran away from home in 1782, successfully disguised herself as a man, and fought valiantly in the Revolutionary War. Alex Myers’s richly imagined and carefully researched debut novel, tells the story of this fierce-tempered young woman turned celebrated soldier and the remarkable courage, hope, fear, and heartbreak that shaped her odyssey during the birth of a nation.
As The Boston Globe raves, “Revolutionary succeeds on a number of levels, as a great historical-military adventure story, as an exploration of gender identity, and as a page-turning description of the fascinating life of the revolutionary Deborah Sampson.”
Alex was born and raised in Paris, Maine. After attending Phillips Exeter he became the first openly transgender student at Harvard University and worked to change the University’s nondiscrimination clause to include gender identity. Subsequent to earning a master’s degree in religion at Brown, Alex has pursued a career in teaching English at secondary schools. He completed his Master’s of Fine Arts in fiction writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts, where he began his work on Revolutionary.
Alex and his wife are seasonal residents of Lovell.