- May 12 2023
- 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Book Signing: Jerred Metz – The Last 11 Days of Earl Durand
Meet the author of “The Last Eleven Days of Earl Durand” — a favorite of many local readers of our region’s history. We will also have the brand new graphic novel version of this wonderful book.
Jerred grew up in Freehold, New Jersey. He went to the University of Rhode Island, receiving Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English, and the University of Minnesota, earning a doctorate in literature. He taught at these institutions, then at Webster College in St. Louis. In 1977 he became the Deputy Director of the Department of Human Services, St. Louis, Missouri. To support his wife’s career, the family moved to Pittsburgh, then Columbia, South Carolina. Having passed through several careers, he is teaching writing again at Strayer University in Columbia, South Carolina.
Beginning in 1974, five of his poetry books were published. Then followed three books of prose, Drinking the Dipper Dry: Nine Plain-Spoken Lives (1981 K.M. Gentile Publishing), Halley’s Comet, 1019: Fire in the Sky (Singing Bone Press, 1984), and The Last Eleven Days of Earl Durand (High Plains Press, 2005.) Also articles, stories, poems, and a widely performed play. In March 2014 his book of poems, Brains, 25 Cents: Drive In—Selected and New Poems, will be published by Aldrich Press.
Cody Calendar advertisers make this calendar possible.