Somersworth High School English teacher Stephen MacKenzie will be at the Dover Public Library to talk about his book “Adam. A Story of Life and Death…and Love.” Published by AMITY Publications, Barrington, NH, MacKenzie’s book is the story about one of his students who died in a car crash just three months after graduation in 2004.
“Adam Routhier was a good athlete, a very charming, sensitive and funny young man. He could also be aggravating, vexing, and had a streak of superiority and invincibility. He was one of the most unmotivated students I ever had. Not a teacher’s dream student but I loved him as if he were my own. I knew I had to write this book, to share how his short life touched many, and his untimely death touched even more,” said “Mr. Mac” as his students call him.
Open to the public, the event will include readings from the book as well as a Q&A period and discussion about why, as a teacher, MacKenzie felt it was important to share Adam’s story. A book signing will be held at the conclusion of the event.
MacKenzie has been teaching at Somersworth High School for 20 years. He was also a columnist for Fosters Daily Democrat.
For more information his book, please visit www.stephen-mackenzie.com or www.amitypublications.com.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information call the Library at 603-516-6050. Library hours are Monday-Wednesday 9am-8:30pm, Thursday-Friday 9am-5:30pm, Saturdays 9am-5pm and Sundays 1pm-5pm