The Vernon Parish Library will be hosting a free legal advice clinic and Louisiana author Rany Denmon among other things before the end of the summer.

The Vernon Parish Library will be hosting a free legal advice clinic and Louisiana author Rany Denmon among other things before the end of the summer.

The free legal advice clinic will be held this Thursday, July 13 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Where local volunteer attorneys will be available to discuss legal matters and give advice regarding civil legal questions.

In August Randy Denmon, author of Off the Grid: my ride from La. to the Panama Canal in an electric car, will be at the library on August 7 at 7 p.m.

Denmon, a writer, and engineer has won numerous awards for his novels and nonfiction writing. Awards include Western Writers of America Spur Award, the Faulkner-Wisdom Award, and he has been a finalist for the Ben Franklin Award. He is a lifelong resident of Louisiana, who currently resides in Monroe. When not writing, m Denmon is a practicing civil engineer.

“Randy Denmon and his friend, Dean Lewis, take us on a raucous road trip from Texas to Panama in an all-electric Tesla sedan. Their adventures include hand-sweating drives through drug cartel territory, slow going on bad roads infamous as sites of kidnapping, white-knuckle navigation on perilous mountain roads, frustrating face-offs with sullen bureaucrats and the never-ending, nail-biting search for 240-volt outlets to charge the car.

This is a lively read complete with the clear exposition of the technical details, well-informed commentary on each country’s political history, and moving descriptions of the almost supernatural beauty of the volcanic terrain. — Dennis James, author of Songs of the Baka and other Discoveries: Travels after 65.

At the free event, Mr. Denmon will autograph copies of his book for those interested, with light refreshments. For more information, please call the Library at 337-239-2027.