Upcoming Events: 1/15-5/19

2013 Spring Schedule:

Tues., Jan 15, 7:30 pm; T.V. appearance: How to Get Published

Channel 12, Comcast, Mystic, CT, area: Community Culture Showcase

Lisa Saunders has had two books published by traditional publishers and has self-published several others, including her most recent, Mystic Seafarer's Trail: Secrets behind the 7 Wonders, Titanic's Shoes and Amelia Earhart's Wedding. She will discuss the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of publishing e-books and print-on-demand.

Wednesday, Jan 30, 10 - 11:30 am (Snow date: Saturday, February 2, 10-11:30 a.m.)

Youth Writing Workshop, Grades 4, 5 and 6

Bill Library, 718 Colonel Ledyard Hwy, Ledyard, CT 06339

Admission is free, but reservations are required. Contact: Andrea McKenzie, Friends of the Library Planning Committee, at aandgmckenzie@gmail.com, 860-464-9912, or visit: www.ledyard.lioninc.org. Students are encouraged to bring a writing sample to share along with some paper and a pencil/pen. Local author Lisa Saunders will ask students to write additional short pieces in the hour and half workshop and to critique each other’s work in an atmosphere of support and encouragement. Students will have a chance to read their work aloud and learn about the publishing process.


Thurs., Feb 14, 9 pm; TV Appearance, EVER TRUE: Civil War Love Story

Comcast and TVC, channel 12, Thursday night at 9:00 PM, and Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. Reading of Lisa's play, based on her great-great grandparents Civil War love letters on talk show, “Books & Things with Tom.”


Thursday, March 14, 7 pm; Lecture: “Ever True: A Union Private and His Wife”

AAUW New London County branch meeting at: Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT, 860-444-5805, www.waterfordpubliclibrary.org

Lisa Saunders will tell the story behind researching the Civil War love letters of her great-great grandparents and compiling them into her book, Ever True: A Union Private and His Wife and one-act play. Private Charles McDowell married Nancy when she was 15 years old. Together their letters include tales of desertions, hangings, prostitutes, venereal disease, bullets, typhoid fever, lying injured on the battlefield for days, and “clever women.” More info: http://newlondon-ct.aauw.net, or contact Patty at clairwood@sbcglobal.net

Friday, April 19: Stop CMV

Infection Control Nurses of Connecticut

Lisa Saunders, as parent representative of Congenital CMV Foundation, will speak about preventing #1 viral cause of birth defects—congenital CMV, which causes more birth defects than Down syndrome.

Aqua Turf in Southington, CT. More Info: Kris Magnussen, KMagnussen@llhd.org


Thursday, May 9, 2012, Noon; Lecture:  Shays' Rebellion: The Hanging of Captain Henry Gale Henry Gale

Daughters of American Revolution (Anna Warner Bailey Chapter): Meeting starts at 11:00 a.m.

Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park Museum

Author Lisa Saunders will talk about her e-book, Shays' Rebellion: The Hanging of Co-Leader, Captain Henry Gale Henry Gale responded to Paul Revere’s call to Lexington and was honored as a patriot. Yet in the post-war credit crisis, he was considered a traitor for his leadership role in Shays’ Rebellion—an insurrection that influenced the adoption of the United States Constitution. More info: Contact Barbara at raybun1@comcast.net or visit: http://annawarnerbaileydar.org/