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Infinite Possibilities

James McBride: Penguin Random House Book Fair Kickoff

03/06/2020 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM ET


  • $25.00


Carroll Community College
1601 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157
Room Number: K100-Bollinger Family Conference Center


Tickets include a seat at the author talk and a copy of Deacon King Kong.

James McBride, author, musician, and screenwriter, visits to discuss Deacon King Kong, his first novel since winning the National Book Award.

In September 1969, a cranky old church deacon shoots a drug dealer in the courtyard of a south Brooklyn housing project. The causes and aftermath of the shooting unfold in Deacon King Kong, told with insight and wit, and ultimately demonstrating that love and faith live in all of us.

McBride is the author of Miracle at St. AnnaSong Yet Sung, the Anisfield-Wolf-winning memoir The Color of Water, and National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird.  He is an alum of Oberlin College, and he is currently a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University.

This kickoff event is a partnership between Penguin Random House, Carroll Community College, A Likely Story Bookstore, and Carroll County Public Library. This special author event kicks off the Penguin Random House Book Fair. Click here for full details on the Book Fair.

A book signing will follow the author talk. Please, no outside books. Additional titles will be available for sale from Carroll Community College to benefit the Carroll Community College Foundation. 


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