Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Busboy & Poets to Host Women Coming of Age in the 1940's, October 15th

From our friends at Busboys & Poets...

Renaissance women and authors Audrey Taylor Gonzalez and Marilyn Oser will engage audiences with their new novels, South of Everything, and Even You, sharing a deeply personal vision of coming of age in the 1940s, just after World War II, a time before the Civil Rights Movement and the Sexual Revolution of the 60s, when many of today's personal freedoms had yet to be fought for. A Question-and-Answer Session and Book Signing follows the discussion.

WHO: Born in Memphis, Tennessee, in the 1940s, Audrey Taylor Gonzalez is the acclaimed author of six books, most recently the novel, South of Everything. In the span of her long career, Gonzalez has lived and breathed the American South as a journalist, award-winning TV host, art gallery owner, racehorse breeder, and barbecue judge, and has won many awards for her work with disadvantaged youth, including the Juvenile Court Judges Award for Outstanding Service in 2012 and 2014 and the Jefferson Award for Public Service. For more information, visit audreytaylorgonzalez.com.

Hailing from the state of New York, Marilyn Oser's multi-faceted life and adventuresome life spans doing archaeology in France, dog sledding in Minnesota, woodworking in her own garage--and that's just for fun. She has taught English, history and Judaics, and has raised funds for arts, environmental and community organizations. She is the author of several novels mostly recently the novel, Even You, as well as several short stories, guidebooks, and a blog, "Streets of Israel." She is the recipient of the University of Michigan's prestigious Avery Hopwood Prize for excellence in writing. For more information, visit marilynoser.com

WHEN: Thursday, October 15, 7-9:00 PM

WHERE: Busboys & Poets (Langston Room) 2021 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009 Tel: (202) 387- 7638

This event is free. Food and Beverages will be served.