Author Elisabeth Petry will continue to lead The Veterans' Writing Group at a new time, 2-3:30pm, on Thursdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 in Meeting Room 2 at Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. This series invites veterans to share their stories in their own voices. All veterans, either active or retired, are encouraged to come and write their experiences for their own benefit or to share with family and friends.
Old Saybrook native Elisabeth Petry is a writer and former journalist and lawyer. Her first book, a collection of letters that she edited, was Can Anything Beat White?: A Black Family's Letters. It is newly released in paperback. Her second book is At Home Inside: A Daughter's Tribute to Ann Petry, published in 2008. Liz has also taught college English and conducted a playwriting workshop. She lives in Middletown with her husband, Lawrence Riley, who is a dog trainer and commander of the Veterans of the Vietnam War, Middletown, Connecticut. This program is being sponsored with funds from The Friends of the Russell Library.