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Posted on: November 9, 2020

SML Author Chats Continue Dec. 3 with Libby Copeland

SML Author Chats Continue Dec. 3 with Libby Copeland

Shreve Memorial Library continues its Virtual Author Chat Series on Thursday, December 3, with an interactive conversation with award-winning journalist and author, Libby Copeland. The Author Chat is the fourth in the series and will begin at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. Registration for the event is required.

 Libby Copeland is an award-winning journalist and author, who writes from New York about culture, science, and human behavior. As a freelance journalist, she writes for such media outlets as The Atlantic, Slate, New York, Smithsonian, The New York Times, The New Republic,, and The Wall Street Journal. Her latest book, The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are, was published in March by Abrams Press.

 In the Author Chat, Libby Copeland will discuss The Lost Family, which explores the rapidly evolving phenomenon of home DNA testing, its implications for how people think about family and themselves, and its ramifications for American culture broadly. The presentation will draw on Copeland’s years of research, examining how Americans are affected by DNA testing, and impacted significantly by the resulting revelations in their immediate families.

 Ivy Woodard, Shreve Memorial Library Public Relations Coordinator, will serve as moderator for the virtual author chat. The event is free and open to the public. However, registration is required. Those interested can sign up for the Author Chat event at Copies of The Lost Family are also available for check out at Shreve Memorial Library branches.

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