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Author Talk: “On Golden Pond” Screenwriter Ernest Thompson

January 21, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Meet author Ernest Thompson on the tour for his debut novel The Book of Maps. He has won an Oscar, two Golden Globes, a Writers Guild Award and a Broadway Drama Guild Award for Best Play. His work has been nominated for a Tony, an Emmy and a British Academy Award. His more than 35 plays have been seen in theatres around the world. The most enduring, On Golden Pond, has been translated into 30 languages.
Oscar winner Ernest Thompson lived in Westminster in the ‘60s, moving from New Hampshire when his father was hired by Western Maryland College. Known then by his first name Richard or, as it says on his Varsity Letter jacket, Dick, Thompson was active in Westminster High School sports, graduating in 1967. But he’s never forgotten his Westminster roots. In the name of his father, Theron Barker Thompson, he started a scholarship available to Carroll County students interested in pursuing their own studies in the arts. Forty years ago, Thompson was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters by Western Maryland College, with a second certificate commemorating the recognition when the school was renamed McDaniel, which, by Thompson’s math, means two Doctorates.
Books will be available for purchase and signing. This program is presented by A Likely Story Bookstore, Carroll Lutheran Village and Carroll County Public Library.
In compliance with venue guidelines, masks will be required at this program.
The event is free, but registration is required by Friday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. at ccpl.librarymarket.com/event/be-read-ernest-thompson.