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Monday, October 3, 2016

GOLDEN AFTERNOONS TO FEATURE BILL ROBERTSON ON OCTOBER 11

Bill Robertson is a Bucktail reenactor.
WELLSBORO—Bill Robertson of Duke Center, McKean County, Pa. is an author, a poet and a Bucktail Civil War reenactor.
Bill Robertson
On Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 1 p.m., he will be in his Bucktail uniform and have his guns and gear with him as he presents a Golden Afternoons program in the Deane Center lobby at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. The program is free and open to adults, 55 and older. Refreshments will be provided.

Robertson will give a brief history of the 42nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Civil War Regiment, known as the original Bucktails, Pennsylvania's most famous Civil War unit. He will then talk about Company A of the 149th "New Bucktail" Regiment that formed in Wellsboro on Aug. 9, 1862 and read a few passages from some of the 10 historical fiction novels he has written about the famous sharpshooters. Robertson will also discuss the equipment and rifles used by the Bucktails. He will have books available for purchase.

Bill Robertson is a Buctail reenactor.
Born in 1950 in Bradford, Robertson graduated from Mansfield University in 1972 with a degree in English. Since college, he has worked in factories, taught high school English and has a successful house painting business. He began freelancing short stories, poetry and articles in 1978. His work has now appeared in over 500 magazines, e-zines and anthologies in the U.S., Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Romania, Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia. 

His other writing credits include 11 poetry collections, three audio books, 13 e-books, seven volumes of short stores, a Viking novel and three French and Indian War novels including "Annihilated in the Alleghenies" released this September.

For more information about the Golden Afternoons program, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220.





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