Madera author to speak at library

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Local author Larry Lihosit, a former Madera County Development Services Engineer, will speak at the Madera County Library main branch on Thursday to explain how to write a memoir.

Lihosit has written 10 books, including history, memoirs, travel narratives, essays, short stories and poetry. His latest book, “Peace Corps Experience: Write & Publish Your Memoir,” describes how to research, organize, write, edit, format, publish and promote a memoir, said Madera County Librarian Ellen Mester.

Lihosit has lived in Madera since 1995 after spending years in the Peace Corps. Three of his earlier books were recognized with various awards and commendations. His Peace Corps memoir “South of the Frontera; A Peace Corps Memoir” earned a Congressional Commendation from California Rep. John Garamendi.

His history of the Peace Corps, “Peace Corps Chronology; 1961-2010” and his short stories, “Whispering Campaign; Stories from Mesoamerica,” were both nominated for Peace Corps Writers literary awards...

 

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