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Tickets still available for ‘Sanctuary’ author talk

A limited number of tickets are still available for author Neil White’s presentation at the kickoff event for National Library Week activities in Brookhaven Saturday.

The program, sponsored by the Friends of the Lincoln County Library, will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in the Ole Towne Church (former First Presbyterian Church building) on South Jackson Street.

White is the author of the acclaimed memoir, “In the Sanctuary of Outcasts,” which chronicles the year he spent in the last remaining lepers’ colony in the



United States located in Carville, La.

The Friends group is staging the event to raise funds for the local library.

“The fundraiser is a way to hear from a Mississippi author and help enhance what the library has,” said Friends of the Library President Pam Womack.

Tickets for the program include a champagne reception following White’s talk. Books will be available for purchase, and the author will provide autographs.

Also during the evening, members of the Brookhaven Regional Arts Guild will have their artwork on display at Ole Towne Church.

Tickets for the Saturday evening event are $20 per person and can be purchased by calling Nancy Hanks-Myers, Friends co-president at (601) 833-3144 or emailing her at modestyann@aol.com. Tickets also may be available at the door, but Myers recommends calling to reserve them in advance.