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An Evening with
Layng & Tucker Martine

To celebrate the release of
Layng Martine Jr.'s Album, "Music Man"

Wednesday, July 26, 2023 
6:00 PM  

United Theatre, 5 Canal Street, Westerly RI

Thank you for your support of this event! It was a wonderful evening of conversation, song, reminiscing, and conviviality.


Our next speaker series event is September 14, 6:00 pm at the United Theatre, when Walter V. Robinson and Pamela Constable will join in conversation about "Why Newspapers Still Matter at a Time of Hype, Hate & Social Media Domininance." Buy tickets here

Thank you to our sponsors! 

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Deborah Goodrich Royce & The Ocean House Author Series 

Olympia Tea Room Restaurant 

Urso, Liguori & Micklich, Attorneys at Law 

The Joyce S. Ahern Speaker Series

Joyce was a longtime member of the Literacy Volunteers of Washington County Board of Directors.
She was passionate about LVWC and could always be counted on to help students, raise funds, and recruit volunteers.

The Beginning

It all started in 2012 with a Stonington fisherman! James Arruda Henry was in his mid-nineties when he began learning to read and write. Despite living a successful life without literacy, James began studying and went on to write his first book, In a Fisherman’s Language. His life showed how the power of commitment, hard work, and
determination can redefine a person at any age—truly the mission of LVWC! 

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Previous Speakers

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Winter 2021: Ted Widmer and Frank J. Williams


Nathaniel Philbrick 
June 3, 2022

The setting was perfect at the United Theatre on Friday, June 3 as the audience enjoyed a lively and informative evening with Nathaniel Philbrick! Prompted by astute questions from fellow historian Ted Widmer, Philbrick spoke about the process of writing his most recent book, Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy, along with other related topics.

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Summer 2021: Deborah Royce and Luanne Rice

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