Saturday 24 October 2020

FTRS live online: Jeffrey S. Copeland Reads on October 29

 Final Thursday Reading Series Goes Live Online
Jeffrey S. Copeland’s Lt. Elsie Ott’s Secret Mission featured

On Thursday, October 29 at 7 p.m. Jeffrey S. Copeland will take to FTRS’s Zoom stage to read from his latest work of literary nonfiction, Lt. Elsie Ott’s Secret Mission: the WWII Flight Nurse Behind Aeromedical Evacuation (MEDEVAC). Lt. Ott was an ordinary soldier called on to do the extraordinary, and she participated in an unprecedented long-distance aerial medical flight that made her the first woman to be awarded the Army Air Medal.
While FTRS had a good run of warm weather in the Hearst Center’s outdoor sculpture garden, with the turn of the season we are moving online. Jeffrey Copeland’s reading will happen live, online via Zoom. This event is free but advance registration is required.  Please go to to register. You can join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device.
Jeffrey Copeland has authored and edited thirty-four books, including Plague in Paradise: The Black Death in Los Angeles, 1924; Olivia's Story: The Conspiracy of Heroes Behind Shelley v. Kraemer;  and Ain't No Harm to Kill the Devil: The Life and Legend of John Fairfield, Abolitionist for Hire, which has recently been optioned for television. He is a Professor of English at the University of Northern Iowa.  To order Lt. Elsie Ott’s Secret Mission go to: