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PFLAG - Rehoboth Beach to host author chat and book discussion Sept. 29

"The Miseducation of Cameron Post" provides focus for evening
Aug 21, 2014

PFLAG - Rehoboth Beach, in association with the Lewes Public Library, and with generous donations from Browseabout Books and AfterEllen.com, will host an author chat and book discussion on “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” at 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 29, at the library, 111 Adams Ave., Lewes.

Local teens who participated in the National Coalition Against Censorship essay contest on the book are invited to read their submitted works from 6 to 6:30 p.m. To submit work, go to ncac.org/campostheroes. Contest closes Sept. 1.

From 6:30 to 7:30, author Emily M. Danforth will join the discussion via Skype to participate in a moderated question-and-answer session. Questions for Danforth must be submitted in advance to the library. Questions may be dropped off at the library or sent to lewes.library@gmail.com. The book discussion will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will conclude at 8:30 p.m.

A limited number of copies of the book are available for checkout at the Lewes Public Library; copies may also be purchased at Browseabout Books in Rehoboth. Due to space restrictions, registration for this event is required, and seating is limited. A select number of seats have been reserved for teens who want to attend. Any interested community member may sign up for the event at the Lewes Public Library circulation desk or by calling the library at 302-645-2733. Early sign-ups are encouraged.

“The Miseducation of Cameron Post” is the award-winning debut novel by author Emily M. Danforth. Spanning the years from 1989 to 1993, this coming-of-age story, written for young adults, is about a girl struggling to come to terms with her sexual identity. “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” recently made national news when the Cape Henlopen school board voted 6-1 to eliminate the high school’s entire summer reading list for incoming high school freshmen amidst confusion over how to handle a challenge by one family to the inclusion of Danforth’s book on the reading list.

PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) - Rehoboth Beach provides support, education, and advocacy to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, their loved ones, family and friends, to cope with the unique challenges each of them may face. PFLAG offers a safe place for people who have questions or would like share their experiences with others. PFLAG provides a confidential setting that is respectful of human diversity.

PFLAG - Rehoboth Beach is sponsored by the Social Justice Pathway of Epworth United Methodist Church and meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at Lewes Public Library. For more information about PFLAG - Rehoboth Beach, call Linda Gregory at 302-841-1339 or email PFLAGRehobothBeach@gmail.com. For more information on the Lewes Library go to www.leweslibrary.org.

 

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