Invisible Ink: A Year of Notable but Neglected Fiction

Sponsored by The Edward and Mary Lord Foundation.

Otis Library is hosting the series Invisible Ink:  A Year of Notable but Neglected Fiction.  This one-year book club series explores four extraordinary American authors whose work, because of marketplace decisions or changes in taste, is now little read or remembered.  Discussions are led by individuals familiar with both the authors and the context in which they wrote.  

The next discussion will be on Saturday, November 14, at 1:00 p.m. with The Street.  The Street is a novel by African-American writer Ann Petry (1908-1997) that was published in 1946.  The novel is set in Harlem in the 1940's, and tells of  the of the trials and tribulations of a single black mother living on 116th street. Ann Petry was born in Old Saybrook, CT, and was the first black female writer with books sales topping one million copies.  

The program will be presented by Otis volunteers Elanah Sherman and Lottie Scott.  Dr. Courtney R. Baker, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Africana Studies Program at Connecticut College, will lead the discussion.   Registration for this free program is required.  Attendees will receive a copy of The Street.  There is a limited number of copies available in audio form for the visually impaired.  For more information and to register, call Julie at (860) 889-2365, ext. 128. 

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