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  • august, 2018

    7aug6:00 pm- 7:00 pmLocals Only – Shay Youngblood6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Event Type :Book Club

    Event Details

    We’ve joined efforts with Klyde Warren Park to bring you the best books by local authors. Introducing the most Dallasite of all book clubs: the LOCALS ONLY book club! A book club at Klyde Warren Park featuring local favorites handpicked by us, The Wild Detectives.

    In August, we will be discussing BLACK GIRL IN PARIS, by Shay Youngblood.

    Pick your copy and join us, and the author, for an open discussion about the book, at The Dallas News Reading and Games Room in Klyde Warren Park.

    Book Description:
    Black Girl in Paris wends its way around the mythology of Paris as a city that has called out to African-American artists. Like James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, and Josephine Baker before her, Youngblood’s heroine leaves her home, in the American South, nurturing a dream of finding artistic emancipation in the City of Light. She experiments freely, inhabiting different incarnations – artist’s model, poet’s helper, au pair, teacher, thief, and lover – to keep body and soul together, to stay afloat, heal the wounds of her broken heart, discover her sexual self, and, finally, to wrestle her dreams of becoming a writer into reality.

    Shay Youngblood is a novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. She was born in Columbus, Georgia, in 1959. She has been fascinated with the written word since she first learned how to read. Her favorite recurring dream as a child was one in which she lived in a library. She even said, “from the time I got my first library card I wanted to read all the books in the world.” In addition to writing, Youngblood has worked as a public information assistant for WPBA in Atlanta and as a Peace Corps volunteer in Dominica.

    Upcoming Dates & Authors:

    September 4
    Will Clarke’s The Neon Palm of Madame Melançon

    October 9
    Harry Hunsicker’s The Devil’s Country

    November 13
    Closing party


    (Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


    The Dallas Morning News Reading & Games Room at Klyde Warren Park

    2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201