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Meet the Author Web Event at The Artists Hand Gallery

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Meet the Author Web Event at The Artists Hand Gallery

            In recognition of IUP alumnus Eric Bell’s debut children’s book, “Alan Cole Is Not a Coward,” the Indiana Free Library and The Artists Hand Gallery and Espresso Bar are holding an author web-interview event.

Protagonist Alan Cole is a timid middle-schooler with a sadistic brother and demanding father who thinks he’s as remarkable as a goldfish. What makes things worse, his brother, Nathan, discovers his secret crush on the boy across the cafeteria. In order to keep his secret safe, Alan must beat his brother in a series of seemingly-impossible tasks and prove to himself, Nathan and his father that even this “goldfish” can learn to swim.

            The library welcomes people of all ages to join us at The Artists Hand, Saturday, September 23, where IFL staffer Justin Brown will read excerpts from the book and conduct a web interview with Eric Bell. The event runs from 3-5 p.m. and will also include time for an audience Q&A.

            Join us for this free and public event to learn about the author’s process and experience, as-well-as the hilarious and poignant tale of Alan Cole coming out of his shell, coming of age and coming out in middle school.