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October 27, 2012

Transcontinental Railroad Author to Speak In Council Bluffs

October 27, 2012

Award winning author William Durbin will be speaking at the Council Bluffs Public Library at 7 p.m., Nov. 8 on how he wrote his book, The Journal of Sean Sullivan: Transcontinental Railroad Worker, which received the Jefferson Cup Series of Note Award.

A winner of numerous awards, including the Oppenheimer Toy Portfolio Award, the Minnesota Book Award and the New York Library books for Teen Age List, Durbin uses primary historical sources to bring his historical fiction to life.

Durbin will be visiting area schools before his evening lecture to engage students about reading, writing and history, through his works, story and historical photos.

Other works by Durbin include; The Broken Blade, Wintering, Song of Sampo Lake, The Darkest Evening and The Winter War.

Union Pacific Railroad Museum and Woodmen of the World are sponsoring the Nov. 8 event.

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