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Greenwich Library Hosts Author Colin Woodard

Colin Woodard
Colin Woodard Photo Credit: www.simpson.edu

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Join Authors Live at Greenwich Library on Monday, March 21 at 7 p.m. for an evening with journalist and investigative reporter Colin Woodard in the Library Meeting Room.

In "American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle between Individual Liberty and the Common Good," Polk Award-winning writer Woodard examines the history of and solutions to a key American question: how best to protect individual liberty while nurturing a free society. Kirkus, in an advance review, describes the new book as "Thoughtful political theory for divisive times."

Woodard is state and national affairs writer at the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram, and a longtime foreign correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor. He is a contributing editor at Politico and writes for Washington Monthly and The Chronicle of Higher Education and reviews books for the Washington Post.

A native of Maine, he has reported from more than 50 foreign countries and seven continents, and lived for more than four years in eastern Europe. In 2014 he was named one of the "Best State Capitol Reporters in America" by the Washington Post and Journalist of the Year by the Maine Press Association. He is the author of "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America"

Woodard is a graduate of Tufts University and the University of Chicago. He lives in Maine with his family. Click here to visit his website.

Books will be available for purchase and signing through Diane’s Books. This series is open to all at no charge. Seating in the Library Meeting Room is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information visit their website , email Marianne Weill at authorslive@greenwichlibrary.org or call 203-622-7933.

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