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Local Author Panel Thursday at the Robbins Library

The panel starts at 7 p.m. in the library's Community Room.

The following is from the Robbins Library.

Join us on Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room as we welcome local Arlington authors Adam Pachter, Michael Prager and Miriam Stein. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to meet and talk with these wonderful local authors! They will discuss their books and publishing experiences, and will have their books available for purchase and signing at the end of the panel presentation. This event is free and open to the public.

Just who are these fine local authors?

Adam Pachter teaches literature at Cambridge College and novel writing at Arlington and various other community education programs in the Boston area. He is the author of the short novel “Ash” and editor of the “Fenway Fiction” series of Red Sox anthologies, the most recent of which, “Final Fenway Fiction,” was released earlier this year. Adam has also served as a Town Meeting Member for the past nine years and is on the Board of the Arlington Center for the Arts

Michael Prager is a speaker, author, journalist, and stay-at-home dad who lives in Arlington. He was an editor at newspapers in Ohio, Florida, Massachusetts, and Connecticut before joining the Boston Globe in 1993. He ended a fruitful relationship in 2007 when he accepted a buyout offer. After his family, his foremost goal is to spread the ideas in his 2007 book, “Fat Boy Thin Man,” via all means available. To that end, he has appeared on ABC's "World News Tonight," in the Washington Post twice, and in a range of regional and online media. He also connects through social media, and speaks before groups interested in learning about food addiction, how individuals are affected, its role in the nation's obesity epidemic, and related topics.

Miriam Stein, MSW, is a dynamic, award-winning advocacy trainer, consultant, speaker and writer. She is committed to helping people from all walks of life who care about social issues become comfortable and effective in expressing their views to lawmakers. Ms. Stein’s extensive experience centers on state house lobbying and media work, as well as direct service in low-income communities. Her positions include: Director of Governmental Affairs at the National Association of Social Workers, MA Chapter; Director of Communications at the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition; and, adjunct instructor at schools of social work. She leads eye-opening and enthusiastically received advocacy and media workshops. Her awards include: Social Worker of the Year, National Association of Social Workers, Massachusetts Chapter; Arlington Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Recognition Award; Citizen Award, Arlington Fair Housing Advisory Committee.

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