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Local Author Talk with A.D. Metcalfe, author of ‘Street’, at the Osterville Village Library

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Date:
June 21
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
www.ostervillevillagelibrary.org

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Osterville Village Library
43 Wianno Ave.
Osterville, Massachusetts
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Phone
508-428-5757

Local Author Talk with A.D. Metcalfe, author of ‘Street’, at the Osterville Village Library

June 21 1:00 – 2:30 pm

A.D. Metcalfe is a member of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Grub Street, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Cape Cod Writers Center. She is also a host and co-producer for Books and the World, a cable TV and YouTube program. Several of her short pieces have been published in various on-line and print magazines, all of which can be viewed on her website. Her children’s picture book, Mousebound, was published under the pen name, Leslie Ann George.
The Osterville Village library is excited to have her with us to discuss “Street”! 1970s New York City is borderline bankrupt. Police departments, public schools and other municipalities are struggling under massive layoffs, buildings are abandoned, and the streets are rife with crime and drugs. For Johnny Alvarez, a precocious young runaway, the decay and lawlessness offer camouflage and opportunity. He squats in an empty apartment in a derelict Washington Heights tenement and gathers a gang of streetwise kids, most of whom struggle with their own issues. Johnny is haunted by the abuse he suffered at the hands of his sadistic older brother. The crew tries to keep his head straight with belonging and levity, but the turbulent nature of the street triggers unwanted memories, which spin Johnny into recklessness amid the city’s seedy underbelly.
This Author Talk will be Friday June 21st at 1pm in the Main Meeting Room at the Osterville Village Library. For more information or to register for this event, please contact Amy Wolfe at awolfe@clamsnet.org or by calling the OVL directly at (508)428-5757

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