On the evening of Friday, May 18th The Gates Public Library and Writers & Books will host an evening food, beer tasting, and auction prizes. What's more, nationally recognized author Tim Wendel will speak to the attendees about his newest book, "Cancer Crossings: A Brother His Doctors, and the Quest for a Cure to Childhood Leukemia", and writing in general.
Tickets will go on sale shortly and will be available at the library and online. Like last year, they will be $25 for one or $40 for two. All proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Gates Public Library Foundation and Writers and Books.
Tim Wendel, a Western New York Native, is the author of 13 books (novels and narrative nonfiction) and a writer-in-residence at Johns Hopkins University.
His books include the "Summer of '68," "High Heat," "Red Rain" and "Castro's Curveball." His writing has appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic, Gargoyle, Washingtonian, GQ and Esquire. Pulitzer Prize winner David Maraniss calls Wendel's work "a winning mix of science, biography and mythology." The New York Times, in an Editor's Choice Selection, describes his writing as "sensitive and scrupulous."
His new book, "Cancer Crossings: A Brother, His Doctors and the Quest for a Cure to Childhood Leukemia," will be released in Spring 2018 and follows the story of a doctors at Roswell Park as they race to find a cure for childhood leukemia.
Kyle Semmel, executive director of Writers & Books, is a writer and literary translator whose work has appeared in numerous publications. He has translated 12 books, including, most recently, Thomas Rydahl's The Hermit. He is the recipient of numerous grants from the Danish Arts Foundation and a 2016 NEA Literary Translation Fellow.