For release: June 10, 2010
For press information, contact Tom Mendina, 901-678-4310
Alabama restaurateur and author Martha Hawkins will discuss her life and her book
at the University of Memphis at noon Wednesday, June 23, on the second floor of the
University of Memphis’ Ned R. McWherter Library. The event is free and open to the
Hawkins is the author of Finding Martha’s Place: My Journey Through Sin, Salvation, and Lots of Soul Food.
Born the tenth of 12 children during the height of the civil rights movement, Hawkins
overcame poverty and bouts of serious depression to become a successful restaurateur
and inspirational speaker. Her now-famous restaurant, Martha’s Place, is a culinary
fixture in Montgomery, Ala.
Hawkins’ recipes, life story, and inspirational words have been featured in such publications
as The New York Times, Southern Living, Essence, and O, The Oprah Magazine.
Parking is available in the Zach Curlin garage.
For more information, contact Tom Mendina at 901-678-4310 or firstname.lastname@example.org