Thursday, July 20, 2017

Friends of SFPL Fundraiser: An Evening with James McGrath Morris, August 7. Buy your tickets now!

The Friends of the Library are hosting an Evening with James McGrath Morris on August 7. 

Where: Thursday, August 10, 2017, from 5:30-7:30 PM at a private home in Santa Fe.

Details: A Fundraiser Party, Ticket Required, Conversation with the author, wine & beer, heavy hors d’oeuvres. 

Cost: $50 per person ($35 tax deductible), $75 includes a copy of The Ambulance Drivers. 

All proceeds benefit children’s reading programs at the Santa Fe Public Library.

James McGrath Morris has just released his latest biography, The Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a Friendship Made and Lost in War. The Ambulance Drivers is a story of the turbulent friendship between two of the century’s greatest writers, and an illustration of how war both inspires and destroys, unites and divides.

Morris is a strong advocate for Santa Fe’s Public Library and has taught writing workshops there for teens and for adults.

His other books include Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, The First Lady of the Black Press (2015), which was awarded the Benjamin Hooks National Book Prize; Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power (2010),  called one of the five best books on American moguls by the Wall Street Journal; The Rose Man of Sing Sing: A True Tale of Life, Murder, and Redemption in the Age of Yellow Journalism (2004); and, Jailhouse Journalism: The Fourth Estate Behind Bars (2001).

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