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Why We Should Know About Ann Petry: A Panel Discussion
February 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road
Waterford, CT 06385
The first African-American woman to sell over one million copies of a book, Old Saybrook’s Ann Petry was a major literary figure. This panel will discuss her work and life and will make a case for raising her profile in CT.
Moderated by Stephane Browder, RISE Member. Panelists include Lonnie Braxton, Historian; Jose B. Gonzalez, Professor of English at U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and Kate Rushin, Professor of English at Connecticut College. Refreshments and child care provided.
Organized by Waterford RISE (Residents for Inclusion and Social Equity).
Special thanks to sponsors Waterford Public Library, Community Foundation of Eastern CT, and Ledge Light Health District.