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Local author Frederik Osborne, 92, has penned his third book, "Taking Fortune's Tide."

The "word, revisited" writers program will continue with Frederik (Erik) R-L Osborne Thursday, March 28.

The grandson of prison reformer Thomas Mott Osborne, Frederik served 50 years on the board of the Osborne Association. The association works to improve the prison system, and honored Frederik with an award for his service. Also, Erik's father was U.S. ambassador to Norway, and his great-grandfather, grandfather (Thomas Mott Osborne) and uncle all served as mayor of Auburn. Frederik's great-grandmother, meanwhile, was Martha Wright, who co-authored the Declaration of Sentiments at the 1848 women's rights convention in Seneca Falls.

Frederik was once the publisher of The Citizen Advertiser and the founder of Auburn Cablevision. He also served in World War II. Now retired, he spends his winters in Auburn and travels south to Owasco Lake for the summer. He is an avid rower and has set world records on the Concept2 rowing machine in the 70- and 80-year-old division. 

Osborne has authored three books so far: children's book "The Adventures of Tilly" and novels "Murder on the Hill" and "Taking Fortune's Tide." One thing he plans to discuss March 28 will be self-publishing on Amazon.

The "word, revisited" program takes place at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at the theater, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. Doors open and open mic sign-up begins at 5:30 p.m. The open mic session follows the featured writer. 

The program is a partnership between the museum, Auburn-based online literary and arts journal aaduna, and locally based literary zine Olive Trees.

Admission to the event is $3 per person, and a cash bar with alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages is available. Proceeds support the museum. 

Future editions of "word, revisited" will include: Tony Gero April 11, David Ruekberg April 25, Michael Fedorchuk May 9, an aaduna fundraiser May 22 and Pam Freeman June 13.

For more information, visit cayugamuseum.org or call (315) 253-8051.

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