Friends School hosting author as part of National Fiction Month

Olney Friends School has asked Congressman Charlie Wilson to support legislation to declare October National Fiction Month. Humanities teacher Abby Chew says, "Novels are the mostly widely-read books in our libraries. It's time to celebrate our love of stories, to reread the books we loved as children, to invigorate our imaginations again."

Olney plans to inaugurate the unofficial celebration this year with visiting writer Reif Larsen, author of the critically acclaimed novel The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet. Larsen will read Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. and follow with a question and answer session. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Olney Friends School at 740-425-3655.

Congress returns to session on Monday, Sept. 7, at which time Olney staff and students hope Congressman Wilson will take up their cause. To contact Congressman Wilson, visit "" or call (202) 225-5705.

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