March 7, 2007
Author Mark Spragg visits in 5th ‘Tale’ program
The calendar says spring is about two weeks away, even if the view
out our window suggests spring may be an eternity away.
But don’t get stuck by the winter doldrums. Consider attending one of
author Mark Spragg’s visits to Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties
The visits will mark the culmination of the fifth “A Tale for Three
Counties” community reading project. This year’s selection is
Spragg’s An Unfinished Life.
The author from Cody, Wyoming, flies in for talks and book signings
beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday at Genesee Community College and 7 p.m.
at Richmond Memorial Library, Batavia. He’s at Lee-Whedon Memorial
Library, Medina, at 7 p.m. Friday, and at 2 p.m. Saturday he presents
a program at Perry Elementary/Middle School.
If you haven’t yet picked up the book, no worries. An Unfinished Life
is a quick read. It’s short in pages, but big on compelling
characters. Some readers are drawn in by the relationship between two
old cowboys – Einar and Mitch. Others have been drawn to Griff, a
wise 10-year-old who provides many of the book’s tender moments.
The author programs usually include a talk by the author and a chance
for the audience to ask questions. This last part is one of the
things Spragg says he is looking forward to.
Spragg is the fifth author that organizers of “A Tale for Three
Counties” have brought to the region. The program is organized by
public libraries in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties, and in
recent years has also included Genesee Community College.
In addition to meeting the author, you’ll also have a chance to meet
people beyond those you encounter in your daily routines and share in
the experience of reading good literature. In the past four years,
about 4,000 people have joined some aspect of the tale. There’s still
time to be part of this year’s program and welcome author Mark Spragg
to Western New York.
Courtesy of Batavia Newspapers Corporation