The second program in the “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma,” series continues Thursday evening, Sept. 12 with Dr. David Fennema of Cameron University conducting a lively discussion on Lawrence Block’s hilarious novel, The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams. The program is at the Altus Public Library from 7 to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
A very prolific author, Lawrence Block has written a series of comic mysteries featuring Bernie Rhodenbarr, a Greenwich Village bookseller who makes most of his money burglarizing people he believes can afford to lose a little. In The Burglar who Traded Ted Williams, Bernie and his best friend, Carolyn, discover a locked room murder and they call together all the suspects together, a la Hercules Periot to present the solution to several crimes.
David Fennema was educated in Wisconsin and has his BS and MA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After teaching at UW-GB, he earned his Ph.D. from Indiana University. He has taught at the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, the University of Denver and spent the last 30 years teaching at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma where he is an Emeritus Professor of Theatre Arts. He served as OK state vice-chair/chair for the KC-ACTF 1987-1992 and is presently once again OK state chair. He has directed many productions for colleges and community theatres, acted in both film and theatre and is presently doing research for a textbook on multiculturalism and the arts.
Books for each of the programs are available at the library for checkout. For more information about the program, call the library at 477-2890. Visit us at our Face Book page: Southern Prairie Library System or our website: www.spls.lib.ok.us.
The “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma,” a project of the Oklahoma Humanities Council, provides books, theme materials, and services for this series. Funding for this series is provided by a grant from the Oklahoma Humanities Council and the Inasmuch Foundation. Funding for this series was provided by a grant from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of OHC Staff.