Moline Library Program: Gettysburg: One Woman’s War Print
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Written by Bob Conklin   
Monday, 15 April 2013 08:16
Michele LaRue, a professional performer appearing in period costume, will dramatically recite three stories from Elsie Singmaster’s 1913 collection, Gettysburg: Stories of the Red Harvest and the Aftermath centering on the imagined life of Mary Bowman, a Civil War widow at the Moline Public Library, 3210 41st Street on Saturday, May 4 at 2:30 P.M. in the meeting rooms.

Elsie Singmaster (1879-1958) was a gifted short story writer and author of 42 books.  Her numerous stories, mostly forgotten today, appeared regularly in American literary journals and popular magazines beginning in 1905 and ending in the early 1940's. Singmaster’s Gettysburg stories convey a powerful, personal sense of how war touches a life.

A native of Chicago, Michele LaRue earned her degree in Acting at the University of Kansas, and makes her home in New Jersey, just across the Hudson from the Great White Way. She has worked often with The East Lynne Company—uniquely founded to produce plays of the Long 19th Century—with which she began developing her own singular repertoire.

The program, sponsored by the Friends of the Moline Public Library, is open to all ages and free of charge. Please register at the 2nd floor Reference Desk, phone 309-524-2470, or Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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