The Alfred Z. Solomon Program Series

 The 2014 Program schedule and the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust Program Series

All programs are in the Canfield Casino unless noted

Thursday, October 30 7pm

The Annual Meeting of the Historical SocietySteve Sheinkin

The Saratoga Springs History Museum invites the public to attend its annual meeting on Thursday, October 30 at 7:00 pm in the Canfield Casino. Following a brief meeting the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust keynote speaker will be author Steve Sheinkin lecturing on his book, The Notorious Benedict Arnold.

Mr. Sheinkin has had a longtime interest in Benedict Arnold. As a text book writer, he tried to get Arnold’s story into history textbooks, however editors always removed it.  Following that, Mr. Sheinkin decided to write a nonfiction book about Benedict Arnold for teens, leading to years of somewhat obsessive research and Arnold-related road trips.   Mr. Sheinkin will talk about the process of taking this great true story, and turning it into narrative nonfiction for young adults.

Steve Sheinkin was born in Brooklyn, NY. He attended Syracuse University and studied communications and international relations. After college he moved to Washington, D.C., and worked for the National Audubon Society. Then Mr. Sheinkin moved to Austin, Texas to make movies with his brother. They wrote some screenplays, and in 1995 made their own feature film. They were sure it was going to be a huge hit; actually they ended up deep in debt. In 2006, after hundreds of rejections, his first graphic novel Rabbi Harvey was finally published. Since forth he has won numerous awards for his writing. His most recent book, The Port Chicago 50 was just announced as a finalist for the National Book Award. He travels the country speaking to groups and students about his books and the writing process. He lives in Saratoga Springs with his family.

 

   The Notorious Benedict Arnold

   Presented by Alfred Z. SolomonCharitable Trust Keynote Speaker Steve Sheinkin

 

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