||Bestselling author James McBride speaks at Centre Nov. 3
RELEASED: October 29, 2009
By Abby Malik
DANVILLE, KY—James McBride, author of the bestseller The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother, will discuss this and other works at a Centre College convocation on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. in Newlin Hall. There will also be a discussion held with McBride at 4 p.m. in the Grissom Reading Room of Grace Doherty Library, and a reception in the Evans-Lively Room in Old Carnegie following the convocation. All events are free and open to the public.
McBride's memoir was a two-year fixture on the New York Times bestseller list and has been praised as a new American classic. McBride is also a musician (saxophonist in his own jazz and R&B band); a screenwriter (his debut novel, Miracle at St. Anna, became a Spike Lee-directed, Disney/Touchstone-released film); a successful songwriter; and a former writer for various publications, including The Boston Globe, People magazine, The Washington Post, Essence, Rolling Stone, National Geographic and The New York Times.
The collaborative effort brought its first visitor to campus last year in the person of Chris Bachelder, a young author. During CentreTerm, Bachelder was also involved in a creative writing class on campus.
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