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After Hours Beer Tasting Fundraiser

Gates Public Library and Writers & Books will host an evening of food, an assortment of beer tasting provided by Beers of the World, and silent auction prizes. Join us for a fun evening, and also hear from nationally recognized author Tim Wendel. He will speak about his newest non-fiction book, "Cancer Crossings: A Brother, His Doctors, and the Quest for a Cure to Childhood Leukemia," and writing in general.  This event is being sponsored by ACM Laboratories.

Tickets are on sale online at  http://gateslibrary.org.

Date:
Friday, May 18, 2018
Time:
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Campus:
Gates Public Library
Categories:
Party   Presentation  

"Cancer Crossings" is a deeply personal book about the doctors whose research at Roswell Park in Buffalo, New York changed the survival rate for childhood leukemia from 10 percent in 1966 to 90 percent, what it is today.

Tim Wendel, a Western New York Native, is the author of 13 books (novels and narrative nonfiction) and a writer-in-residence at Johns Hopkins University.

His books include the "Summer of '68," "High Heat," "Red Rain" and "Castro's Curveball." His writing has appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic, Gargoyle, Washingtonian, GQ and Esquire.

Pulitzer Prize winner David Maraniss calls Wendel's work "a winning mix of science, biography and mythology." The New York Times, in an Editor's Choice Selection, describes his writing as "sensitive and scrupulous."

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