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Inside the Writers Head Podcast: Season 2, Episode 2

Library Foundation Writer-in-Residence Kurt Dinan interviews local author Geoffrey Girard about his process and his “other” life as a high school teacher.

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Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

Erica Armstrong Dunbar

As President George Washington’s second term was ending, one of his slaves escaped to freedom, never to return. Oney “Ona” Judge (1773-1848) was born into slavery and worked as a dressmaker and attendant for First Lady Martha Washington. Judge fled to New Hampshire and started a new life there, despite repeated attempts by an angry Washington and his slave hunters to capture and return her to his plantation. Dunbar’s debut is “a startling, well-researched slave narrative.” (Kirkus Reviews)

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