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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 1:00 am

Authors visiting library

The Allen County Public Library downtown will host authors in a pair of free events the next two days.

Philip Gulley, a 30-year Quaker pastor, will discuss the Danville, Indiana, upbringing that frames many of his writings. His appearance will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Meeting Room A.

Gulley is the author of 21 books, including a series that chronicles life in the eccentric Indiana Quaker community of Harmony. His memoir, “I Love You Miss Huddleston: And Other Inappropriate Longings of My Indiana Childhood,” was lauded as an Indiana Book of the Year; it also was a semifinalist for the James Thurber Prize for American Humor.

At 6 p.m. Friday in the main library's theater, Jamie Ford will be available in connection with his latest book, “Love and Other Consolation Prizes.” Ford will discuss his new book; he also will sign copies (which may be purchased there) as well as attendees' other Ford books.

Ford's 2009 debut novel, “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet,” was a best-seller translated into35 languages.

For more information on either event, go to www.acpl/info or call 421-1200.

– Journal Gazette