Oct. 24 literary event to benefit women’s education

Local mystery writer Sam Thomas will speak at the fourth annual “An Afternoon With . . .” literary event, which will take place on Oct. 24, 2 p.m., at Forest Hill Presbyterian Church, 3031 Monticello Blvd.

The Cleveland Heights Chapter Q of P.E.O. International is hosting the event, which will benefit the organization’s scholarships, grants and awards for the educational advancement of women. Tickets are $15.

Thomas, who teaches history at University School, is the author of The Midwife’s Tale, The Harlot’s Tale, The Witch Hunter’s Tale and, due out in March, The Midwife and the Assassin. His books reflect his historical knowledge and perspective.

Thomas will read from his work, answer questions and sign books. A reception with light refreshments will follow. 

Thomas’ books will be available for purchase through A Cultural Exchange, a local nonprofit that promotes multicultural educational programs.

To purchase tickets, contact Jan Hornack at 440-442-5631 or jkhornack@gmail.com. For more information about the organization, visit www.peointernational.org.

Ellen Bartz

Ellen Bartz is the current president of P.E.O. Chapter Q and a lifelong resident of Cleveland Heights. She works as an occupational therapist at the Monarch Center for Autism and enjoys reading books by local authors.

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