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Lepers lecture

By stephanie - June 15, 2015
Eve Rifkah, poet and author of “Outcasts – The Penikese Island Leper Hospital 1905-1921,” will host a talk and reading Thursday at the Warwick Public Library. Rifkah, an adjunct professor of English at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, will discuss her book, which centers on a leper colony established in 1905 on a tiny island off the coast of New Bedford. “Outcasts” follows the stories of the patients and staff confined to the island, away from their families and the rest of the world. When: Thursday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m. Where: Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick Additional Information: This event is free and open to the public. For more information or to register, call (401) 739-5440 or visit the website. Website: www.warwicklibrary.org

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