Lourdes University - Sylvania, Ohio

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Bringing Your Ancestors To Life

Terence O’Leary

July 18 (meets once)

Tuesday, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

A Christmastime dinner conversation about his ancestors led author Terence O’Leary on a two year journey to recreate the heartbreak of the Irish Potato Famine and the triumph of the Irish who survived the journey across the Atlantic on the infamous famine ships. Mr. O’Leary will discuss the writing process and research involved in creating his historical fiction novel, “Irish Crossings”. Autographed copies of the novel will be available for purchase after the class.

Terence O’Leary, an Irish-American author, was born in Chicago, Illinois, but has spent his teenage and adult life in Northwest Ohio. A graduate of the University of Toledo with a degree in Journalism, English and Psychology, O’Leary’s 4 critically acclaimed, realistic coming-of-age novels focus on teenagers facing a family crisis.