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april, 2018

10aprtueLocals Only Book Club @ Klyde Warren Park6:00 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.

We’re starting with Mourner’s Bench, a fantastic novel by Sanderia Faye about a girl of color coming of age in Arkansas during the times of the civil rights movement.

Pick your copy from our shop (or anywhere else) and join us, and the author, on April 10, for an open discussion about the book, at The Dallas News Reading and Games Room in Klyde Warren Park.


Book Description:
At the First Baptist Church of Maeby, Arkansas, the sins of the child belonged to the parents until the child turned thirteen. Sarah Jones was only eight years old in the summer of 1964, but with her mother Esther Mae on eight prayer lists and flipping around town with the generally mistrusted civil rights organizers, Sarah believed it was time to get baptized and take responsibility for her own sins. That would mean sitting on the mourners bench come revival, waiting for her sign, and then testifying in front of the whole church. But first, Sarah would need to navigate the growing tensions of small-town Arkansas in the 1960s.

Sanderia Faye is a PhD candidate at the University of Texas, Dallas. She received an MFA from Arizona State University and a BS from the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff. She is co-founder of Kimbilio Fiction, a Community of Writers of the African Diaspora. Mourner’s Bench is her first novel.


Next Readings:

May 8
Crepuscule w/ Nellie – Joe Milazzo

June 5
Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget – Sarah Hepola

July 10
The Dime – Kathleen Kent

August 7
Black Girl in Paris – Shay Youngblood

September 4
Lord Vishnu’s Love Handles – Will Clarke

October 9
The Devil’s Country – Harry Hunsicker

November 13
Closing Party



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

2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201