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Author Program: Leonard Kniffel Speaks

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Members—$20 & guests $22 (Includes autographed book and refreshments). Click here to reserve your space by December 15.

Leonard Kniffel, author of Polish Son in the Motherland is a skilled author and storyteller. His latest book is Busia, Seasons On The Farm With My Polish Grandmother. According to one reviewer, “This is a book to be savored both for its vibrant characters and its quiet meditation on life.” For this program, Leonard will discuss his writing with a special focus on Busia. Before retirement, Kniffel was the editor and publisher of the official magazine of the American Library Association. Throughout his career with the American Library Association he was a sought after speaker, both domestically and internationally on writing, publishing, and library issues. He is currently on the Board of The Polish Museum of America, president of the Polish-American Library Association, and an avid blogger. As a former colleague of Leonard’s, host Bill Gordon can guarantee a fascinating presentation from an accomplished author and one who knows the techniques of good storytelling.



Tuesday, December 19, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Host: Bill Gordon
(Racine and Dickens)
Chicago, IL United States
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