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An Evening with Patti Dickinson

Author discusses latest book

August 26, 2009
Story by Marissa Chavez, OSU Library Communications Intern

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -Come welcome author Patti Dickinson, 7 p.m. Sept. 10, at the Stillwater Public Library, for a book program.

Dickinson, a native Oklahoman, has written two books, Coach Tommy Thompson and the Boys of Sequoyah and Hollywood the Hard Way: A Cowboy’s Journey.

“This is an excellent opportunity to hear an author with Oklahoma roots talk about two wonderful, Oklahoma- based books,” OSU Librarian Karen Neurohr said.

Dickinson’s most recent book, Coach Tommy Thompson and the Boys of Sequoyah, is an inspirational insight into Thompson’s life and years coaching at Sequoyah Vocational School. His positive influence impacted a generation of American Indian boys and left a lasting legacy at the school.

Hollywood the Hard Way: A Cowboy’s Journey, published in 1999, is the true story of Jerry Van Meter, who set out to ride 1500 miles in 50 days from Guthrie, Okla. to Hollywood, Calif. Frank “Pistol Pete” Eaton features prominently in the story.

Both books will be available for purchase and for Dickinson to sign at the program.

The OSU Library, Stillwater Public Library and OSU Native American Student Association are sponsoring the event. It is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit www.library.okstate.edu/news or call 405-744-2376 or 405.372.3633, ext. 101.

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/fall09/dickinson.htm
Last Updated: 10 March 2010