For release: October 23, 2008
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843
Bestselling author James McBride will be the guest of the River City Writers Series
at the University of Memphis on Monday, Nov. 10. He will give a free public reading
of his work at 7 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre.
McBride’s novel, Miracle at St. Anna, was made into a movie of the same name by director/producer Spike Lee. It was released
McBride is also the author of the memoir, The Color of Water, and another novel,
Song Yet Sung. He has written for numerous publications, including The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. He also is an accomplished jazz musician.
The River City Writers Series is sponsored by the U of M English Department, the Creative
Writing Club, Sigma Tau Delta, the Student Activities Council, Academic Enrichment
Funds, Public Service Funds, the Hohenberg Foundation, Deborah Talbot, and Friends
of the University Libraries.
For more information, call 901-678-4692.