Bestselling author Anne LeClaire will discuss ?Painting Our Neighbors: On Canvas and On the Page? on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 9:30 a.m. at the Chatham Orpheum Theater. The reception, lecture and discussion is part of the September Speaker Series, a joint effort sponsored by the Atwood House & Museum, the Chatham Orpheum and the John F. Kennedy Museum.
LeClaire?s latest work, a murder mystery entitled The Halo Effect, explores the idea the every person "good or bad" is the embodiment of a saint. She will discuss murals in the area, including the Alice Stallknecht murals of local people at the Atwood House & Museum, and writings that explore this idea.
The September Speaker Series kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 13th with author Martin Sandler who will sign and discuss his books The Whydah and Letters of JFK. The speaker series finale takes place on Thursday, Sept. 27 with a discussion about the Kennedy Family and Hyannis Port by Robin Smith-Johnson, author of Cape Cod Curiosities and Legends and Lore of Cape Cod. All three lectures will be at the Chatham Orpheum Theater with a reception at 9:30 a.m., followed by the lectures and discussions.
Admission is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted.