2016 Huntingford Humanities Lecture: Daniel James Brown
Join author Daniel James Brown as he discusses his #1 New York Times bestseller The Boys in the Boat, a story that celebrates the 1936 U.S. men’s Olympic eight-oar rowing team—nine working class boys who stormed the rowing world, transformed the sport, and galvanized the attention of millions of Americans.
Daniel James Brown fell in love with the written word when he was five and his mother first read Danny and the Dinosaur to him. Since then he has earned a BA in English from the University of California at Berkeley and an MA in English from UCLA. He has taught writing at San Jose State University and Stanford University. Daniel has written two previous books; Under a Flaming Sky, The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894 (2006) and The Indifferent Stars Above, The Harrowing Sage of a Donner Party Bride (2009). He lives near Seattle, Washington, with his wife and an assortment of cats, dogs, chickens, and honeybees.
The lecture will be held at the Chimacum High School Auditorium, 91 West Valley Road, Chimacum.
The Huntingford Humanities Lecture was established in 2001 in memory of Sara L. Huntingford. Sally Huntingford was a long-time supporter of the Jefferson County Library. The Library District was formed in 1978 – due in part to her efforts. As a teacher and mother, Sally understood the importance of opening the door of learning to people who lived in isolated, rural areas. She realized that quality library service was the key to that door.