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Award-winning writer, composer comes to R-MWC

McBride to lecture, perform, and sign books

3/1/2003 5:30:23 PM


LYNCHBURG, Va.—James McBride, author of Miracle at St. Anna and the critically acclaimed memoir The Color of Water, will lecture and perform with his jazz band on March 18th at 7:30 PM in Smith Hall Theatre on the campus of Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Prior to the performance, the Macon Bookshop will be hosting a book signing with the author at 4:00PM. Both events are free and open to the public.

The Color of Water won the 1997 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Literary Excellence, was an American Library Association Notable Book of the Year, and spent more than two years on The New York Times bestseller list. McBride is a former staff writer for The Washington Post, People , and The Boston Globe. His work has also appeared in Essence, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times.

Aside from his many literary honors, McBride is also an accomplished saxophonist who has toured with renowned jazz singers and musicians, and the recipient of several awards for his work as a composer in musical theatre, including the 1996 American Arts and Letters Richard Rodgers Award.

McBride comes to R-MWC as a part of the College's continuing Black History Celebration 2003. For more information, contact Hermina Hendricks, director of multicultural services, at 434-947-8292.

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations