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Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre

O.O. McIntyre Book Signing with Author R. Scott Williams

170422 A&A R. Scott WilliamsSaturday, April 22, 2017
at 4:30 p.m.

Free admission ~ donations accepted.

Author Scott Williams will be holding a book signing as part of the Ariel’s Artists and Authors Series for the new release of his story of Gallipolis native O. O. McIntyre titled An Odd Book at the Ariel Opera House where copies of his book will be available for sale.  Scott will be talking and answering questions about his work. This comprehensive book tells the story of Odd McIntyre who achieved great fame and fortune in New York in the early decades of the 20th century. In his daily column “New York Day by Day” as well as articles in national magazines like Cosmopolitan and Life, Odd recorded a time and place undergoing great transition and innovation in communication, politics, art and entertainment.

In anticipation of the book, Williams has also launched several social media initiatives to help the public learn more about Odd McIntyre and his work. Photos of the people, places and pop culture icons that Odd covered in his daily column will be featured on Instagram, and short excerpts from Odd’s articles will be shared on Twitter. Williams noted, “Because Odd’s writing style frequently included short, cleverly written sentences, they still resonate remarkably well today in the 140-character Twitter format.” Additionally, other content about Odd McIntyre and “An Odd Book” will be shared on YouTube and Facebook.

Links to these social network accounts, along with much more information about Odd McIntyre, can be found at

R. Scott Williams is chief operating officer and senior vice president of sales and marketing at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Williams earned his degree in journalism from the University of Memphis. He then held positions at several advertising agencies and organizations, including Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., where he managed the communication for Graceland.

Make it an “O.O. McIntyre Day” and purchase your tickets to the evening Ohio Valley Symphony concert featuring another Gallipolis native, tenor Philip Armstrong, and the World Premiere of The O.O. McIntyre Suite. Click here for ticket information!