Author Patrick Radden Keefe to headline Milton Library Foundation Gala

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Author Patrick Radden Keefe to headline Milton Library Foundation Gala

Gala to be held on Wednesday, October 16

Patrick Radden Keefe, an award-winning staff writer at The New Yorker magazine and the author of the New York Times bestseller Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland, will be the featured speaker at the Milton Library Foundation’s Gala, which is scheduled for October 16 at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy. Mr. Keefe grew up in Dorchester, MA and is a graduate of Milton Academy.

Said Mr. Keefe, “Having grown up in Dorchester and spent eleven years at Milton Academy, I never miss an opportunity to come home, and I’m looking forward to sharing the backstory about the four years I spent investigating a notorious murder in Northern Ireland, which took place against the backdrop of the Troubles.”

This year’s event will include a VIP Reception with the author at 5:00 p.m., during which he will personalize signed books and chat with attendees. Hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and music will follow the Reception, along with a presentation by Mr. Keefe after which he will take questions from the audience. VIP tickets are $250 per person; General Admission Tickets are $150 per person. Information regarding the purchase of tickets as well as sponsorship can be found online at http://www.MLFLiteraryGala.org/.

About Patrick Radden Keefe and “Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland”

Patrick Radden Keefe is an award-winning staff writer at The New Yorker magazine and the author of the New York Times bestseller Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland, as well as two other books: The Snakehead: An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream, and Chatter: Dispatches from the Secret World of Global Eavesdropping. Patrick grew up in Dorchester, MA and is a graduate of Milton Academy.

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland is a true crime narrative that sheds new light on the then-unsolved, 1972 murder of Jean McConvile, a thirty-eight-year-old mother of ten who was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children clinging to her legs. She was never seen again. Her abduction and murder was one of the most notorious episodes of the vicious conflict known as “The Troubles,” a bitter conflict in Northern Ireland. Using the McConvile case as a starting point, Keefe uncovers the terrible truth about what happened to McConvile.

All proceeds will benefit the Milton Library Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit which raises private funds for the sole purpose of improving the Milton Public Library.

For more information, please email Milton.library.foundation@gmail.com.

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