UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: Meet The Author Jeff Benedict at Pequot Library April 15th

Friday, April 13, 2012

Meet The Author Jeff Benedict at Pequot Library April 15th

Sunday, April 15, 2012 
4:00pm -6:00pm 
At Pequot Library

Jeff Benedict author of 
Poisoned: The True Story of the Deadly E. coli Outbreak that Changed the way Americans Eat 

Jeff Benedict is considered one of America's top non-fiction writers. He is the author of nine critically acclaimed books and over fifty articles. His writing has been the basis of feature segments on 60 Minutes, ABC 20/20, NBC Dateline, HBO Real Sports, and the Discovery Channel. He is a contributor for Sports Illustrated and his articles have also been published in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and the Hartford Courant. He is a frequent public speaker and a regular commentator on network news and cable television programs. He has a law degree, a Master’s in Political Science and a Bachelor’s in History. He is a Distinguished Professor of English at Southern Virginia University, where he teaches a class he designed called Writing and Mass Media. In 2011 Benedict launched Inspire Books, his own book publishing imprint. He published Poisoned: The True Story of the Deadly E. coli Outbreak that Changed the Way Americans Eat under the new imprint. Poisoned is Benedict's tenth book and critics consider it his best. The New York Times called it "the full literary experience of a medico-legal thriller in a work of nonfiction." Jeff Benedict was born in 1966 in New London, Connecticut. He has a Bachelor's in History from Eastern Connecticut State University, a Master's in Political Science from Northeastern University, and a J.D. from the New England School of Law. He previously practiced law in Connecticut, where he has spent most of his life. Today he lives in Virginia where he teaches Writing and Mass Media at Southern Virginia University and lives on a Civil War-era farm with his wife and best friend Lydia Benedict and their four children. 
Refreshments and book signing to follow the lecture. 
Location: Auditorium
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