Words, Chocolate, Bliss: Rosalyn Story and Jennifer Wallach

Words, Chocolate, Bliss: Rosalyn Story and Jennifer Wallach
When: Thursday January 27th, 2011
Where: Chocolate Secrets, 3926 Oak Lawn Ave.

WordSpace, Chocolate Secrets and Real Men Cook present Booksigning, Reading, Live Jazz and Taste Party at Chocolate Secrets! Special Treat: Rosalyn Story will bring her Violin!

Rosalyn Story is a professional classical violinist, journalist and author of both fiction and non-fiction. A member of the violin section of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in Fort Worth, Texas, she divides her time between performing and writing magazine and journal articles on the visual and performing arts, and has penned three books. Her articles have appeared in Essence, The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, Stagebill (the magazine of Lincoln Center), The Crisis (the magazine of the NAACP), and she has been a frequent contributor to Opera News magazine since 1990. Her first book, And So I Sing: African American Divas of Opera and Concert, the first comprehensive history of black women in opera, was the inspiration for the PBS documentary Aida’s Brothers and Sisters: Black Voices in Opera (in which she appears as commentator and served as consultant), and has been broadcast in the United States, Europe, and New Zealand. Her first novel, More Than You Know, set against the backdrop of the jazz worlds of Kansas City and New York, was an Essence Magazine bestseller, and has been developed into a screenplay. Her second novel, Wading Home, set in post-Katrina New Orleans, was released in September 2010, and was an Essence magazine book club pick and ‘recommended read.’ A native of Kansas City, Rosalyn Story now lives in Dallas, Texas.

Jennifer Jensen Wallach is an assistant professor of history at the University of North Texas. She is the author of Closer to the Truth than Any Fact: Memoir, Memory, and Jim Crow (2008) and Richard Wright: From Black Boy to World Citizen (2010) and is the co-editor of the forthcoming Arsnick: The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Arkansas, 1962-1967. She is currently working on an overview of U.S. food history that is to be published by Rowman & Littlefield. In 2010 History News Network named Dr. Wallach a “Top Young Historian.”


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