SPECIAL FREE WATCH PARTY AND LIVE STREAM EVENT WITH
AUTHORS SARAH M. BROOM, MARGARET WILKERSON SEXTON
Mark your calendar now! Adults can come to the Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15, for a FREE interactive Watch Party, and online event via YouTube live stream featuring New York Times Best-Selling author Sarah M. Broom, along with award-winning author Margaret Wilkerson Sexton. The panel-style program will include a robust discussion of each author’s book, as well as the experiences and inspirations that have shaped their work. A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation for both in-person and online attendees. To attend the FREE in-person watch party, register in the Events Calendar at www.ebrpl.com or visit www.ReadOneBook.org to access the YouTube live stream link.
About Sarah M. Broom and The Yellow House
Sarah M. Broom is the author of the 2019 National Book Award Winner and instant New York Times bestseller The Yellow House. This brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir about the relentless pull of home and family, is set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East. It has been heralded as “one of the year’s best memoirs…an urgent meditation on the American dream” (Entertainment Weekly), “a remarkable journey” (Robin Roberts, Good Morning America), and “an instantly essential text, examining the past, present and possible future of the city of New Orleans, and of America writ large” (cover review of the New York Times Book Review), Sarah’s debut has been dubbed a must-read book in over 15 publications including the LA Times, the Washington Post, Vanity Fair, NPR, and TIME. More details about Broom can be found on her website at www.sarahmbroom.com.
About Margaret Wilkerson Sexton and The Revisioners
Born and raised in New Orleans, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton studied creative writing at Dartmouth College and law at the University of California, Berkeley. Her debut novel, A Kind of Freedom, was a 2017 National Book Award Nominee, a New York Times Notable Book of 2017 and a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice. Her work has been published in The New York Times Book Review, Oprah.com, Lenny Letter, The Massachusetts Review, Grey Sparrow Journal, among other publications. She lives in the Bay Area, California, with her family. Sexton’s The Revisioners is set in 1925 and follows Josephine who is the proud owner of a thriving farm after freeing herself from slavery. Her uneasy friendship with her white female neighbor Charlotte is jeopardized by Charlotte’s connection with the Ku Klux Klan. To learn more about Sexton, visit her website at www.margaretwilkersonsexton.com.
For more information about this Watch Party & Live Stream event, call (225) 231-3750. Learn about the One Book One Community program at www.ReadOneBook.org. Find out about the Library’s other free programs, events and resources online at www.ebrpl.com.