Dunn to speak at Series

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By Special to the Monitor

Mark Dunn the author of 30 plays, a dozen of which have been published and are currently being licensed in productions throughout the world, will speak at the Authors Speak Series at Mesa Public Library at 7 p.m. Oct. 28.
Some of Dunn’s work has been published by Samuel French, Inc. and include: “North Fork,” “Cabin Fever, a Texas Tragicomedy,” “Helen’s Most Favorite Day” and “Dix Tableaux.”
Dunn is the recipient of a number of awards for his plays and books, including “Ella Minnow Pea,” which was winner of the 2001 Border’s Original Voices Award for fiction and a Book Sense finalist. 
Dunn’s  fourthnovel, “Theodore Roosevelt: A Season in My Bully Life,” was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2008. He is currently at work on two children’s books. He is a member of numerous professional organizations including: playwright-in-residence and literary manager for Ka-HOOTZ, Albuquerque; adjudicator for Barnes and Noble Discover New Writers competition, San Juan Community Theatre Playwriting Competition; keynote speaker for New York Library Association; Rockford, Ill. Library Association Festival of Words, Texas Library Association Convention; former head, Albuquerque Theatre Guild Playwrights Circle and Playwrights’ Liaison to the ATG Board; founder of and quizmaster for the Duke City Trivia Bee; Vice President of PULA, People United for Libraries in Africa.
The Authors Speak Series is a monthly event featuring local and statewide authors speaking about their writing on a variety of subjects such as local and state history, travel, outdoor activities, New Mexico fiction, Native American history and culture, poetry and more.