This year’s Browning Day Celebration will feature a talk by author Laura McNeal and will be held Friday, April 12 at 3:00 pm in the Hankamer Treasure Room of the Armstrong Browning Library. McNeal will be discussing her new historical novel, The Swan’s Nest, about the courtship of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. 

Laura McNeal is the author of Dark Water, a finalist for the National Book Award in Young  People’s Literature in 2010, the historical novel, The Practice HouseThe Incident on the Bridge, and four critically-acclaimed novels co-written with her husband Tom, all of them published by Knopf Books for Young Readers. She holds an MA in fiction writing from Syracuse University and was awarded a 2022 research residency at Baylor University.