Author Talk: Melinda M. Ponder — Katharine Lee Bates: From Sea to Shining Sea

Tuesday, February 20 at 2:30 p.m. – Celebrate the beloved patriotic anthem, “America the Beautiful” by hearing biographer Melinda M. Ponder delve into the remarkable life of the woman behind this nationally treasured poem. Teacher, poet, community builder and patriot, Katharine Lee Bates challenged Americans to make their country the best it could become in its values and literature. Ms. Ponder’s biographical essays and articles appear in a variety of national publications and she is also author of two works on Nathaniel Hawthorne. For more information, contact the Ask a Librarian Desk at 928.777.1526.