Women’s History Month Literary Festival At Enoch Pratt

enochMarch 5, 2015 – Segment 4

We hear a preview of the Women’s History Month Literary Festival, taking place this Saturday, March 7, at the Central Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore.

Marc speaks with two of the three authors who will speak at the event on the topic of the intersection of place, time, and culture in literature and in the lives of women: Lalita Tademy, New York Times bestselling author whose newest novel, Citizens Creek, is set against the backdrop of Alabama in 1822 and follows the lives of a young slave boy who is sold to work on a plantation for a Creek Indian Chief and his beloved granddaughter; and LaShonda Katrice Barnett, author of a story collection and the debut novel Jam! on the Vine, which tells the story of Ivoe Williams, who founded the first female-run African American newspaper in Kansas City in the early 20th century.