Lisa Soland to speak at KWG

Playwright and children’s book author Lisa Soland will speak about overcoming insecurities and playing to strengths at the next Knoxville Writers’ Guild program. The event, which will be open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 at the Laurel Theater, at the corner of Laurel Avenue and 16th Streets (in Fort Sanders). A $2 donation is requested at the door. The building is handicapped accessible.

Soland’s second children’s book, titled “The Unmade Moose,” will be released this month and will serve as her inspiration for the evening’s presentation.

“The new book is based on my younger brother who was born without a leg. The story encourages people who have insecurities regarding what they view as their imperfections, to go out into the world, and go for it anyway,” she said.

Soland comes to the book publishing world as a renowned playwright, with 40 plays including “Waiting,” “Cabo San Lucas,” “Truth Be Told,” “The Name Game” and “The Man in the Gray Suit & Other Plays” published internationally by Samuel French, Inc.