Author, screen writer to lecture

Staff report


Denise Kiernan, author of “The Last Castle, will give a presentation at Packard Music Hall at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday as part of the Trumbull Town Hall speakers series. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and coffee and breakfast rolls will be available to purchase.

Kiernan’s work has been published in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Village Voice, Reader’s Digest, Discover and other major publications.

She has worked in television as head writer for ABC’s “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” during its Emmy award-winning first season and has produced for media outlets such as ESPN and MSNBC.

She has co-authored several popular history titles including “Signing their Lives Away,” “Signing their Rights Away” and “Stuff Every American Should Know.”

Her last book, “The Girls of Atomic City,” was awarded the 2014 American Political Science Association Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for the best book published in the United States on government, politics, or international affairs.

Kiernan has been a featured guest on many radio and television shows, including NPR’s “Weekend edition,” PBS Newshour, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and “The Daily Show with John Stewart” on Comedy Central.

Tickets are $35 (fees may apply) at, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and at the Packard box office, 1073 Mahoning Ave.

For information about group tickets or season passes to the Trumbull Town Hall series, call 330-373-1900.

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