“My fifth-grade teacher, who has since become one of my friends, one day said, ‘Instead of calling and asking me for advice, try reading J. California Cooper.’” – Halle Berry
In an exclusive East Coast appearance, J. California Cooper, beloved and acclaimed author of Family and Life is Short But Wide, will read from her work and talk about the creative process on Sunday, 7 February, at 3pm at the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St. Sponsored by the Durham Library Foundation.
The Durham County Library also invites you to a book discussion series, Let’s Talk About It: The African-American Experience. North Carolina Central University scholars will lead book discussions of five seminal works at Durham County Library’s Stanford L. Warren branch, 1201 Fayetteville Street, Durham, on the following Saturdays at 2:00 pm:
February 20 (Family by J. California Cooper);
March 6 (Go Tell It On the Mountain by James Baldwin);
March 20 (The Color Purple by Alice Walker);
April 10 (Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison) and
April 24 (Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine by Bebe Moore Campbell).
All book discussions are free and open to the public. For more information or to register for Let’s Talk About It, Let’s Talk About It: The African-American Experience is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, in partnership with the North Carolina Center for the Book, a program of the State Library of North Carolina.
Photo Courtesy Curtis Bunn, National Book Club Conference founder
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