‘Revolutionary’ Myers at Thomaston library

Dec 06, 2017

Thomaston — Author Alex Myers, who grew up in Paris Maine, will read from and discuss “It's Revolutionary” Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. at Thomaston Public Library, 60 Main St./Route 1 in the Thomaston Academy building.

Myers’ historical fiction novel is based on an ancestor, Deborah Samson, who joins the army, disguised as a man, to fight in the American Revolution. Samson was the first female to be awarded a pension for her service, although this was finalized posthumously in 1837.

Myers, the first “out” transgender student at Phillips Exeter Academy (having attended his first three years there as a female), later graduated from Harvard University and received master’s degrees from both Brown University and Vermont College of Fine Arts. He is an activist and noted TED speaker.

Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the library at 354-2453.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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