Join Palos Verdes Library District’s One Book One Peninsula

Join Palos Verdes Library District’s One Book One Peninsula

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Natalie Baszile, author of the novel, Queen Sugar, will be featured On Saturday, February 11, 2017, by the Palos Verdes Library District during its 8th annual “One Book One Peninsula,” a community wide reading event.   This event will be held at the South Coast Botanic Garden from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  After a moderated book discussion, a Q & A session will be held and pre-signed copies of Queen Sugar will be available for purchase.  Queen Sugar is  a mother-daughter story of reinvention about an African American woman who unexpectedly inherits a sugarcane farm in Louisiana.  The novel was adapted for television by writer/director Ava DuVernay, and was co-produced by Oprah Winfrey for her OWN television network.

Natalie has a special connection to our Peninsula as she grew up in Palos Verdes and graduated from Palos Verdes High School.  After completing college, her non-fiction work appeared in the movies, Mission at Tenth and The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 9.  She is a former fiction editor at The Cortland Review, a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, and is currently residing in San Francisco with her family.

This is a free event which is open to the public, but seating is limited and will be on a first come basis.

The South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Blvd, Palos Verdes Peninsula.  For more information call (310) 377-9584 x 601.

To read my prior article on One Book One Peninsula click here.

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Art Center

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