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Meet the Author!

Join the Resurrection Readers for a great time on February 4th at 1:00pm, when Ben Montgomery, author of The Man Who Walked Backwards comes to visit.

Ben Montgomery is an award-winning reporter for the Tampa Bay Times and founder of the narrative journalism website In 2010, Mr. Montgomery was  a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in local reporting. His 2009 series,  “For Their Own Good” about abuse at Florida’s oldest reform school received both the Casey Medal and Dart  Award.

The Man Who Walked Backwards is a true story happening during the Dust Bowl and Great Depression. While digging ditches to feed his family, Plennie Wingo decides to resurrect his lost spirit of adventure and optimism by walking backwards around the world.

You won’t want to miss this visit with Mr. Montgomery! He is an interesting and gracious speaker – we are most fortunate to have him visit us again.

A wine reception follows his talk.