Meredith Burton to speak about literacy and her author’s journey

REGIONAL NEWS | Tullahoma — Lynchburg native Meredith Burton recently penned an anthology of fairy tales that re-examines what being a hero means. In Blind Beauty and Other Tales of Redemption, Burton writes about disabled protagonists who’ve overcome great odds. Many of Burton’s protagonist seem a little autobiographical.

Born legally blind, Burton attended the Tennessee School for the Blind as well as Middle Tennessee Statue University where she received a degree in English Literature and Theater. She currently writes, teaches, and acts as a motivational speaker.

On Wednesday, October 16, Burton will speak at the Tullahoma Parks and Recreation October’s Lunch and Learn entitled, Eyes on Your Fingertips and Things Unseen. She’ll talk about her journey to become an author and the process of learning Braille. A staunch literacy advocate, she’ll also speak about the importance of learning to read not matter what.

The event takes place from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 501 North Collins Street. The cost is $9, which included lunch. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page. •

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