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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Guide to the Decatur Book Festival, Part Three

Chapter 11* Books presents:

Your Guide to the Decatur Book Festival: Part 3

In our third installment of our Guide to the Decatur Book Festival, we want to point you to one of our own hometown writers, chronicling the life of a Southern literary classic.

Valerie Boyd: Wrapped In Rainbows-The Life of Zora Neale Hurston

Appearing at 3:45 Sunday, Sept 3rd, on the Courthouse Stage

Valerie Boyd, arts editor of the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, has, with Wrapped In Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston, crafted a biography of the beloved writer as eye-opening and moving as Hurston's own work. With a journalist's eye for detail and a literature lover's flowing prose, Boyd presents the first Zora Neale Hurston biography in 25 years, and takes the opportunity to present both the myth and humanity of the legend surrounding the beloved author. More importantly than the outlaying of fact, however, is the way that Boyd paints the life, times and happenings of Zora Neale Hurston and her work into a historical context, bringing classic, powerful pieces such as Their Eyes Were Watching God to the forefront of modern literature-firmly where it belongs.

Valerie Boyd will be discussing her work at 3:45 pm on Sunday on the Courthouse Stage as part of the "African-American Portraits" panel, along with Carrie Dumas and Lawrence Jackson.

Make sure you stop by the Chapter 11* Books tent, where we will be having giveaways and author exclusives all weekend! Look for us right in the middle of your path at booth 91, by the information booth.


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