Annual meeting on Aug. 29

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Please join us for the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Friends of West Florida Public Library.

Saturday, August 29th
Main Library – 239 N. Spring Street
6:00 Hors d’Oeuvres
7:00 Dinner and Entertainment
Dinner – $40 per person

Flannery O’Connor: In Her Own Words
(Beverly Fatherree, Mississippi Humanities Council Speakers Bureau)

with opening remarks by the new library director, Todd J. Humble

Please RSVP by August 21 to FOWFPL President Linda Williams at 850-494-1326 or email friendsofwfpl@gmail.com

Beverly Fatherree
Guest Performer

Beverly has taught for over 30 years at Hinds Community College, the largest community college in Mississippi. She has taught just about every course offered by the English Department. In addition, she has served on both departmental and College committees. A graduate of Hinds, she received a B.A. in English from Millsaps College and an M.A. in English from Northeast Louisiana University. She’s also done further study at Mississippi College, the University of Southern Mississippi, and Sewanee.

Beverly is pictured above with her husband Ben, who in 2001 retired as chair of the Department of History, Political Science, Philosophy and Religion on the Raymond Campus of Hinds Community College.

About the Performance

Beverly has performed as O’Connor at the Flannery O’Connor Birthplace Trust and in a variety of other locations in the south. The program features a dramatic monologue drawn from the nonfiction prose of Flannery O’Connor. The one-woman show incorporates O’Connor’s opinions on a variety of subjects, including writing, other writers, religion, and peacocks.

2015 Board Nominees

We are pleased to announce that the majority of the Board has agreed to continue serving in the upcoming year, and we have even been able to coax previous president Claudine Kriss to re-join the Board. Here are the slate of nominees:

  • Linda Williams – President
  • Mike Lane – Vice-President
  • David Bryant – Treasurer
  • Claudine Kriss – Secretary
  • Pam Beverly – Member
  • Annette D’Isa – Member
  • Joe Vinson – Member
  • J.O. Zachow – Member

If you are interested in joining our Board, please contact current Secretary, Mike Lane at wmichaellane@gmail.com to have your name added to the slate. The Friends can always use more helping hands!