A Conversation with Laura Pedersen

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October 12, 2012 - 6:15pm - 8:00pm

Award-winning author Laura Pedersen will present her book Buffalo Unbound: A Celebration at Medaille College.

October 12, 2012
Book signing | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Huber Hall Library
Speaking engagement | 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Events Arena
The event is free and open to the public.  

In her book, Pedersen celebrates what is admirable about her hometown community, despite Buffalo’s reputation for a struggling economy and even worse weather. She reflects on Buffalo’s art, architecture, history and sense of community and contemplates the ways in which the city and its people have made a difference in her life.

With a great sense of humor, Pedersen recalls the ways in which her hometown has thrived regardless of circumstance and by extension how that has contributed to her own success. Evoking courage and sometimes sadness among the humor, Pedersen asks us to think critically about our own stories and the characters involved, so that we, too, can write a future that more fully realizes our potential.

Pedersen’s essay collection, Buffalo Unbound: A Celebration, has been selected for Medaille’s 2016 Freshman Summer Reading Program.  For more information, visit:http://www.medaille.edu/summer-reading/2016

About the Author

Laura Pedersen has written for The New York Times and is the author of Buffalo Unbound: A Celebration, Buffalo Gal, Play Money, Going Away Party, Beginner's Luck (chosen as a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection), Last Call, Heart's Desire, The Sweetest Hours, and The Big Shuffle. In 1994, President Clinton honored her as one of Ten Outstanding Young Americans. She has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, Primetime Live, and The Late Show with David Letterman, and she writes for several well-known comedians. Pedersen lives in New York City. For more information, visit http://www.laurapedersenbooks.com/.

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