OSWEGO, NY – Excitement is building throughout Central New York over the appearance of a nationally known author.
Greg Mortenson will visit Oswego on Oct. 28 to culminate the first â€œOswego Readsâ€ Project.
Mortenson is the author of â€œThree Cups of Teaâ€ and is the selection for â€œOswego Reads.â€
This project includes residents of all ages reading one of the three versions of this book.
The â€œFriends of the Oswego Public Libraryâ€™ are supporting this event and have made a generous financial contribution to the project.
Laura Ryder, of the â€œOswego Readsâ€ committee, said, â€œThe donation will enable us to hold an â€˜Oswego Readsâ€™ kick off event on Aug. 3 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. inÂ the Community Room in the Oswego Public Library. The remainder of the generous donation will be used on an as needed basis to host the community events in September and October.â€
â€œOswego Readsâ€ is a project that will include a variety of events related to Mortensonâ€™s #1 New York Times best seller book â€œThree Cups of Tea.â€
The events will be conducted throughout the summer and early fall.
Mortenson will be in Oswego on Oct. 28.
Throughout the day there will be a variety of events involving the humanitarian-author, but the highlight will be in the evening as he will address thousands at the SUNY Oswego Campus Center.
Some of the upcoming eventsÂ planned by the â€œOswego Readsâ€ committee include tea tastings, childrenâ€™s plays performed by the Oswego Childrenâ€™s Theater, presentations about Pakistan by a SUNY Oswego professor, a kidâ€™s fun run, and a military person who had experience on his tour of Afghanistan along with numerous other events that are still in the planning stages.
Mortenson is the co-founder and executive director of nonprofit Central Asia Institute.
Since the early 1990s he has dedicated his life to promote community-based education and literacy programs, especially for girls, in the remote mountain regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
He is also the founder of â€œPennies for Peaceâ€ which will be another part of the â€œOswego Readsâ€ project.
Mortensonâ€™s visit is sponsored by Pathfinder Bank and president Thomas Schneider have been extremely supportive in bringing the humanitarian-author to Oswego.
For further information on this exciting event, visit www.oswegoreads.com