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Novelist Jonathan Lerner, a founding member of the Weather Underground, will present a reading on Tuesday, March 19, as part of the Writers at the University series. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, and is free and open to the public.
Lerner will reader from his novel, Swords in the Hands of Children, which a memoir about his youthful radicalism. In his story, Lerner also writes about the counter culture among the group known as the Weather Underground or Weathermen, a radical left-wing domestic terror group active in the 1960s and 1970s which led a series of bombings in the U.S.
Lerner attended Antioch College (Ohio), but left the school to become a full-time activist on the staff of Students for a Democratic Society, the principal organization of the New Left. He was a founding member of the militant Weatherman faction and the editor of its newspaper, Fire!
Lerner remained a member of the Weather Underground while it carried out the campaign of bombings, until its termination in 1976. He is the author of the novels Caught in a Still Peace and Alex Underground, and a journalist reporting on architecture, urbanist and environmental issues.
For more information about this event, contact Lynne Bartis at email@example.com.
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