October 29, 2009
Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts, 4:30 p.m.
Song Yet Sung: A Reading by James McBride
Book signing to follow
Best-selling author and musician James McBride has written for the Washington Post, People, the Boston Globe, Essence, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times. He is the author of The Color of Water and Miracle at St. Anna. In his new book, Song Yet Sung, McBride follows a group of slaves as they escape to freedom through the swamps of Maryland's Eastern Shore. Song Yet Sung was chosen by the Maryland Humanities Council to represent the One Maryland One Book program for 2009, and was chosen by Washington College for its First-Year Book program. The First-Year Book program gives new students a common experience over the summer and introduces them to Washington College's tradition of bringing great writers to campus.
Sponsored by: The Rose O'Neill Literary House, The C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, the Department of English, the Dean of the College, Gunston Day School's In Celebration of Books, Kent County Public Library, and the One Maryland One Book program of the Maryland Humanities Council.