Nathaniel Philbrick to speak at RWU


Nathaniel Philbrick, award-winning author of "In the Heart of the Sea," "Mayflower," and most recently, "Bunker Hill," will speak at Roger Williams University as Rhode Island celebrates the 350th anniversary of its 1663 Colonial Charter. The National Book Award winner and finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in History will share his perspective on the events that shaped four centuries of American history, from King Philip’s War to the Battle of Bunker Hill.

Philbrick will speak about both "Mayflower" and "Bunker Hill," with a special focus on Benjamin Church and his great grandson, also named Benjamin Church, a leading patriot who proved to be a British spy. The author shared the younger Church’s story in "Bunker Hill," which chronicles the events and characters in the Boston battle that ignited the Revolution.

The event is free, and seats are available to the public, but reservations are required. Due to anticipated demand and limited space, some guests may be directed to satellite locations on campus to watch via live video feed. A book signing with the author will immediately follow the program.

WHERE: The  campus recreation center on the University's Bristol campus at One Old Ferry Road.

WHEN: 7 p.m.; October 3.

COST: Free.

MORE INFO: Please call (401) 254-3210 to reserve a ticket.


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