Sanderia Faye In Conversation with Greg Brownderville

Who: Sanderia Faye / Greg Brownderville
What: First Hearings, A Conversation
When: October 22, 2015, 7:00 PM
Where: The Wild Detectives, 314 West Eighth Street, 75208
Hosted by: Charles Dee Mitchell

Sanderia Faye’s first novel, The Mourner’s Bench, takes place in Maeby, Arkansas. The year is 1964, and eight-year-old Sarah Jones feels it is time to take responsibility for her own sins. When a revival comes to The First Baptist Church, Sarah plans to take her place on the mourner’s bench and prepare to give her testimony. But things are changing in Maeby, Arkansas. Her own mother is a civil rights activist, the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee has come to town, and tensions are running high.

Sanderia Faye will read from The Mourner’s Bench on October 22 at The Wild Detectives. After the reading, award-winning poet Greg Brownderville will lead a discussion with Sanderia. Greg is Assistant Professor at Dedman College of the Humanities and Sciences at Southern Methodist University, and he comes from the same area of Southern Arkansas as Sanderia. They will talk about books, small Southern towns, race, and whatever other topics arise.

After the discussion, Sanderia will be signing books.

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