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A Virtual Evening With Lorene Cary on Ladysitting: My Year with Nana at the End of Her Century
Friday, June 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
In conversation with Miami Times Managing Editor, Penny Dickerson.
Lorene Cary is the author of the memoir Black Ice, three novels, a book for young readers, and a play, My General Tubman. Her one-act opera and memoir, Ladysitting, explores the author’s relationship and time spent with her grandmother Nana, a fierce and independent woman who managed a business until she was 100, and the stories of five generations of their African American family.
Penny Dickerson is managing editor for The Miami Times and a former Florida-based freelance journalist whose literary approach to news produced engaging narratives across a broad spectrum. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Temple University and Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Lesley University.
This event is part of Miami Book Fair’s Big Read 2020 programs. The official Big Read 2020 reading recommendation is Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast, a humorous and tender comics-based memoir about her experiences caring for her elderly parents.
Due to Covid-19-related physical distancing measures, a number of Big Read programs have been rescheduled and are now being offered online. Please visit our Big Read page for a full listing.