"Herman Melville & Pittsfield, MA: A Talk" by Jana Laiz at Ballina Arts Center - Barrett St, Carrowcushlaun West, Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland on June 11th. Jana Laiz is Writer-in-Residence at Herman Melville's home in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (sister city to Ballina). Her latest book is called Billy Budd in the Breadbox, The Story of Herman Melville & Eleanor. Jana Laiz is Writer-in-Residence at Herman Melville's home in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (sister city to Ballina).
At Ballina Arts Centre, she will read from the book and talk about Melville’s relationship with Pittsfield, and how it inspired his greatest work, the novel Moby-Dick.
Jana Laiz is an award-winning author of children’s and young adult books. They include Weeping Under This Same Moon, A Free Woman On God's Earth: The True Story of Elizabeth Mumbet Freeman, Elephants of the Tsunami and many more. She has been an educator for over twenty years and has taught writing locally and internationally to children and adults. Jana is currently busy at work on a new biography of Herman Melville for children.
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