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PGMNH Author Series: Patrick W. Flanigan

Patrick W. Flanigan

Patrick W. Flanigan

The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History is pleased to present Patrick W. Flanigan on August 22nd, from 3-5 p.m., for the second installment of the PGMNH Author Series. Flanigan will be on hand for a reading, Q and A, and book signing. Books will be sold at the Museum at the time of the event.

Admission to the author series is free.
Flanigan is a physician and the author of three books of poetry: “Surviving the Storm,” “Milk and Coffee,” and “When Sunflowers Speak.” He’s also penned a folio of nine poems entitled “Freestanding Verse.” A DVD version of When Sunflowers Speak is also available. Recently he authored the novel “A Father’s Smile.”

Flanigan was born in Indiana, raised in Ohio, and moved to California in 1973. The natural beauty of the Central Coast inspired much of his poetry, while living in Steinbeck country has influenced his prose. Flanigan was a presenter at the First Annual Carmel Authors and Ideas Festival in 2007 and has led three breakout sessions at the Festival. He has made presentations to book clubs and audiences as large as 1,100. He lives in Pacific Grove with his wife, Anita, who has played a significant role in his writing.

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