Join Palos Verdes Library District’s One Book One Peninsula
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