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Author Talks

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Join us on Saturday, January 27th, from 3-5 pm in the Fireside Lounge to hear author Maria Gitin talk about the summer of 1965 when she volunteered to canvas for Black voters in rural Wilcox County, Alabama. Her book, This Bright Light of Ours, records the events of that harrowing summer and highlights the unheard voices of grassroots Freedom Fighters who formed the backbone of the Civil Rights movement. Ms. Gitin augments her personal story and those of others with a multimedia slideshow highlighting this critical turning point in US history. This Bright Light of Ours will be available for purchase and signing. 

New Author Talk

We sponsor local authors reading from their published works. Prior events included a group of writers sharing their short noir stories, a children’s book writer/illustrator, and an author talking about his historical mystery. Nonfiction events included a talk about brain fitness, a Halloween-themed talk about haunted Santa Cruz, and a historian describing his research into early aviation.

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