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Author Katrina Shawver to Speak at the Allentown Public Library September 24

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ALLENTOWN, Pa. - s4story -- Katrina Shawver, author of HENRY: A Polish Swimmer's True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America will present an Author Talk and Book Signing. The event will take place on September 24, 2019 at 6:00 pm at the Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, PA 18102. Books will be available for purchase and book signing. The event is free and open to the public.

Shawver will share stories of writing her book. The talk will include behind-the-scenes photos and documents not included in the book and touch on Polish history 1939-1945. This true story is both a witness to the Holocaust through Polish eyes and the story of how a Polish (Catholic) competitive swimmer survived Auschwitz and Buchenwald by his wits, humor, luck, and friends. The book fills a huge gap in historical accounts of Poles during WWII.

The book has garnered high praise and many awards including First Place for Published Nonfiction in the 2018 Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest. It is listed as recommended reading on Poland by the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles. (https://losangeles.msz.gov.pl/en/news/books/) She spent many years researching Poland, World War II, and the Holocaust.

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Katrina Shawver is an author, public speaker, lifelong history geek, and former journalist. In 2002, she met Henry Zguda, a Polish survivor of German concentration camps, and offered to write his story. Katrina is the recipient of the Polish Heritage Award from the Polish American Congress of Arizona and is a Road Scholar for Arizona Humanities, the Arizona affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For additional information on library programs, contact Nancy Horwath, Reference Librarian of the Allentown Public Library at 610-820-2400. For additional information on the author, contact Katrina Shawver at Katrina@katrinashawver.com or at 480-329-9738. More about the book, including media kit, praise and book trailers is available at https://KatrinaShawver.com

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