>Every night, the President of the United States receives a purple folder holding ten representative letters from among the thousands he receives from the citizens he governs. Some are handwritten, some are smudged. Some of the letters are heartbreaking, some express anger, some are hopeful. Eli Saslow, a young and rising writer at the Washington Post, became fascinated by the power of these letters and set out to find the stories behind them. He tracked down 10 of the letter writers and in his book “Ten Letters: Stories that Americans Tell Their President” he describes what these stories reveal about American today as well as the relationship between a president and the people.
The New Bern-Craven County Public Library is proud to welcome Eli Saslow to the Hayden H. Jones Auditorium, at the New Bern-Craven County Public Library, on Sunday, February 19th at 2:00 P.M. Eli is a staff writer at the Post where he covered the 2008 presidential campaign and has chronicled the president’s life inside the White House. He has won multiple awards for news and feature writing, and two of his stories have appeared in Best American Sports Writing. You are invited to come to hear Eli speak and to have time for questions, purchasing a copy of“Ten Letters” and having Eli autograph it for you. Don’t miss it!
The New Bern-Craven County Public Library is located at 400 Johnson Street in historic downtown New Bern. For more information, please call the Library at 252-638-7807.
Submitted by: Sue Payne