Best-selling author James McBride to speak at Penn State Abington

ABINGTON, Pa. — Penn State Abington Cultural and Community Events invites the public to attend “A Conversation with James McBride” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in 112 Woodland Building on campus.

A screenwriter, musician and New York Times best-selling author, McBride will lead a discussion on the convergence of race, identity, humanity and family, through humor.

McBride wrote the National Book Award-winning novel "The Good Lord Bird" and the critically acclaimed memoir, "The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother," among others.

His new book, "Five Carat Soul," is a short-story collection that examines history, race and ethnicity with McBride’s usual compassion and humor. The stories are funny and poignant, insightful and unpredictable, imaginative and authentic — all told with McBride’s unrivaled storytelling skill and meticulous eye for character and detail.

The event is free, but attendees are encouraged to reserve at seat. Parking also is free.

"A Conversation with James McBride" is co-sponsored by the Abington Township Public Library and Penn State University Libraries.

About Penn State Abington

Penn State Abington offers baccalaureate degrees in 19 majors at its suburban location just north of Philadelphia. Nearly half of its 4,000 students complete all four years at Abington, with opportunities in undergraduate research, the Schreyer honors program, NCAA Division III athletics, and more. Students can start the first two years of more than 160 Penn State majors at Abington and complete their degrees at University Park or another campus.

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Last Updated March 20, 2018