VOICES AND VISIONS OF NEW AMERICAN DREAMS
Celebrate the release of Farai Chideya’s fiction debut, Kiss the Sky. Hear memoirist Lori
Tharps, poet Patricia Spears Jones, and Farai Chideya read excerpts from their latest books and
dialogue with these dynamic authors about their lives and work.
Friday, May 29, 2009, 2-4 pm
at the 2009 Book Expo of America (BEA)
Jacob Javits Convention Center, 655 West 35th Street, NY, NY
In the African American Pavillion, Meeting Room 1C01/1C02
Farai Chideya, author of Kiss the Sky (Atria), is a former host of NPR’s “News and Notes,” the founder of
PopandPolitics.com, and the author of several award-winning non-fiction books. Chideya lives in New York
Lori Tharps is the author of the critically acclaimed Kinky Gazpacho (Atria), now out in paperback, is also
coauthor of Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America. She lives in Philadelphia, PA.
Patricia Spears Jones is a celebrated poet, playwright, cultural commentator and author of Femme du Monde
and The Weather That Kills. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
A half-hour reception will precede presentations. For more info visit www.upsouth.org, go to Up South
International Book Festival on Facebook, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.