Upcoming Event

The good folks at LLI Manassas have honored me by including me in their program, “Authors Down Your Street.”

For one hour, I will discuss the book in a seminar entitled “Poems from the Battlefield:  An Artistic Interpretation of Local Civil War History.”  A book signing will follow.

Here is the description of the event:

“Ever wonder why so many people travel to the Manassas area to explore the local battlefields? Are all these travelers seeking to gain information on battle strategy, names and dates? Or, is there more to the local parks? Join Katherine Mercurio Gotthardt for an artistic interpretation of local Civil War history as she explains how the parks have influenced her learning journey and her exploration of the people of the time. Using her book, Poems from the Battlefield, a collection of original poetry, archival and current photos and period quotes, Gotthardt will relay her inspiration and explicate her work. There will be a time for questions and answers between the reading of each poem, as well as an opportunity for participants to add to the pool of historic knowledge by sharing their own interpretations of local Civil War history. A book signing will follow. Find out more about the book at http://www.PoemsfromtheBattlefield.com.

Katherine Mercurio Gotthardt is a poet and prose writer living in Bristow. She is a community writer for the News and Messenger newspaper (formerly the Manassas Journal Messenger) and an online instructor for National American University. Gotthardt holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from University of Massachusetts Lowell and a master’s degree in education with a writing concentration from Cambridge College.”

The seminar will be held from 2:30-4:00 p.m., on Wed., Sept. 22.

For more information, contact Dan Leahy, LLI Coordinator at dfleahy47@aol.com, 703-309-0914.


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