Author Talk & Book Signing – Susan Higginbotham

03/16/17 07:00 PM - 03/16/17 08:00 PM
C. Burr Artz Public Library - Community Room
110 East Patrick Street, Frederick, MD, United States

hangingmaryHow much did Mary know? In 1860s Washington, D.C., Mary Surratt operated a small boardinghouse on H Street, a safe place for Confederate sympathizers. After Abraham Lincoln is assassinated, Surratt and her family come under fire for their association with John Wilkes Booth. Was Mary a spy, an accomplice, or merely the proprietor of a meeting-place? Author Susan Higginbotham delves into these questions in her novel Hanging Mary.

Meet Susan Higginbotham at this event, presented in partnership with Frederick County Public Libraries as part of FCPL’s Women’s History Month celebration. Q&A and book signing will follow author presentation. Books will be available for purchase and signing at event.

Related events

  • 04/05/17 07:00 PM - 04/05/17 08:00 PM
    Join us for an evening of poetry as we celebrate National Poetry Month. Enjoy readings by local poets and friends Anne Higgins and Bill Jones, followed by a Q&A and book signing. About Anne Higgins Anne Higgins teaches at Mount Saint Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. She is a member of the Daughters of Charity. Eight books of her poetry have been published: At the Year's ElbowScattered Showers in a Clear SkyPick It Up and ReadHow the Hand BehavesDigging for GodVexed QuestionsReconnaissance, and Life List.   Her poems have been featured frequently on The Writer's Almanac About Bill Jones Bill Jones grew up in Frederick in the 1950s and 60s, and his memoir in poetry, At Sunset, Facing East, includes numerous poems about that time period. He currently lives in Baltimore, where he has taught English and creative writing for more than 40 years. A former winner of a Baltimore Artscape Literary Arts Award, he has had poetry appear in publications such as California Quarterly, Borderlands:Texas Poetry Review, The Connecticut River Review, and most recently, Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac. At Sunset, Facing East was published in October 2016 by Apprentice House Press. Free event; no registration required. Books will be available for purchase and signing at event. Question? Please email or call 301.695.2500.  
  • 04/23/17 02:00 PM - 04/23/17 03:00 PM
    "It is always heartening to see women step up to the writer's table. When the results are as adroit and affecting as Marita Golden's work, it is more than satisfying, it is a cause for celebration." - Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison As a respected family court judge, Diane Tate spent her life making tough calls, but nothing could’ve prepared her for her husband Gregory’s diagnosis: early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. As his memory wavers and fades, Diane and her children reexamine their connections with the man they once knew and navigate loving the man he has become. Daughter Lauren honors her gifted father by following in his footsteps as an architect, while son Sean races the clock to repair his broken relationship with Gregory. Diane remains resolute in her goal to keep her family together—until her husband finds love with another resident of his assisted living facility. Faced with an even more uncertain future, Diane must forge her own path—and discover her own capacity for love. Author Marita Golden has written more than a dozen works of fiction and nonfiction and has taught writing at several prestigious universities. She co-founded and serves as president emeritus of Hurston/Wright Foundation, dedicated to preserving and fostering Black voices in literature. She received the Fiction Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association for her novel, After, as well as the Writers for Writers Award, presented by Barnes & Noble and Poets & Writers, Inc. Presented by Curious Iguana in partnership with Frederick County Public Libraries and Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Maryland Chapter, this event is free and open to the public; no registration required. Books will be available for purchase and signing at event.