Author Alice Walker visits The Free Library of Philadelphia to present her new work, The Cushion in the Road: Meditation and Wandering as the Whole World Awakens to Being in Harm’s Way. (Photo by Ana Elena)
On Wednesday, May 29, esteemed author Alice Walker, will be on hand at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Central Libraryto discuss her newest works, answer audience questions and sign books.
Best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple, Walker has been writing novels, short stories, children’s books and poetry for more than 40 years.
At this special event Walker will discuss her new book, The Cushion in the Road: Meditation and Wandering as the Whole World Awakens to Being in Harm’s Way. This collection of essays tackles topics ranging from racism to healthcare. Walker will also read from her new poetry collection, The World Will Follow Joy: Turning Madness into Flowers.
The lecture will last roughly 30 minutes, after which she will take questions from the audience before heading upstairs for a book signing. Reps from Joseph Fox Bookshop will be on hand selling the two new books before and after this extraordinary event.
Purchase tickets online soon, as this event is expected to sell out. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and seating is first come, first served.
Alice Walker at the Free Library of Philadelphia
When: Wednesday, May 29, 8:15 p.m.
Where: Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street
Cost: $15 general admission, $7 for students
More info: www.freelibrary.org