Thursday, March 21, 2013

Margaret Wrinkle, Author of Acclaimed Novel WASH, to Make Special Appearace at the Powderly Branch This Tuesday, March 26, 10:00am.

We're thrilled to announce that Birmingham-born author Margaret Wrinkle will make a special appearance at our Powderly Branch Library on Tuesday March 26, 10:00 a.m. She will discuss her highly acclaimed novel Wash

From the book's Facebook Page: "Wash reexamines American slavery in ways that confound our contemporary assumptions about race, history and power as it carries the reader from the burgeoning South to West Africa and deep into the ancestral stories that reside in the soul." Facebook page

The acclaimed novel Wash has been voted as one of Oprah’s 16 picks for March 2013.People Magazine recently chose Wash as a "People Pick of the Week." 

This book explores slavery through the story of a slave named Washington, who travels with his owner in order to impregnate other slaves and create the next generation. Landowner Richardson, a troubled Revolutionary War veteran, has spent his life fighting not only for his country but also for wealth and status.  When the pressures of westward expansion and debt threaten to destroy everything he’s built, he embarks on a new plan. 

Born in 1963 in Birmingham, AL, author Margaret Wrinkle is a writer, filmmaker, educator, and visual artist. She has spent much of her life exploring issues of race. 

Before she penned Wash, Wrinkle and Chris Lawson made the documentary broken\ground, examining contemporary race relations in Alabama.  The film was featured on NPR’s Morning Edition and won a prize at Council on Foundations’ Film and Video Festival in 1968.

Please join us on, Tuesday, March 26th at 10:00a.m., as the Powderly Branch Library (located at 3301 Jefferson Avenue S.W.) will host Margaret Wrinkle during this special appearance.  Book clubs and groups are welcomed.  Please call 925-6178 for further details.

Submitted by  Loretta Bitten
Powderly Branch

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