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NEWS

MARCH 2019

TRIO publishes Eric Erdman's "Where Do We Go From Here," a musical response to The Vain Conversation.

FEBRUARY 8, 2019

The Vain Conversation designated an Honor Book for Fiction for 2019 by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.

OCTOBER 2018

The Vain Conversation selected as a Great Group Reads 2018 Selection by the Women’s National Book Association.

AUGUST 16, 2018

The Vain Conversation is inducted into the Books All Georgians Should Read List by the Georgia Center for the Book!

FEBRUARY 2015

Kirkus and AJC reviews!

Read early reviews of The Vain Conversation (click on title).

Kirkus Reviews

Atlanta Journal and Constitution

KSU News Main Page Article

A coveted main page article from KSU is running February 2018.  Click on the title for the article.

KSU Main Page News

MAY 10, 2016

TROUBLE NO MORE: CRITICAL EDITION was launched on Amazon Kindle.  The e-book contains contextualizing essays by Pearl McHaney, Jeffrey Leak, and John Holman, as well as an interview with William Walsh.  These stories have been widely taught in high schools and universities and this critical edition and reader’s guide is perfect for the classroom.

November 1, 2016

FULL TEXTS OF ICE POEMS AND TROUBLE NO MORE AT DIGITAL COMMONS.  

Free downloads of the full texts of ICE POEMS and the 3rd edition of TROUBLE NO MORE are available at Digital Commons.

ICE POEMS

TROUBLE NO MORE

EVENTS

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 22 7 PM

Our Prince of Scribes

Book Discussion

with Jonathan Haupt and others

Margaret Mitchell House

979 Crescent Ave NE

Atlanta GA 30309

404 249 7015

FRIDAY- SATURDAY APRIL 12-13 TBA

Lost Southern Voices

"Terry Whitmore, For Example"

Perimeter College of GSU, Dunwoody
2101 Womack Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338

Andy Rogers

arogers41@gsu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONDAY-WEDNESDAY APRIL 15-17 PENNSYLVANIA

 

MONDAY APRIL 15

BEAVER FALLS, PENNSYLVANIA TBA

AM creative writing workshop at Beaver Falls Area High School/ April Gaul
PM: Reading-The Vain Conversation at Carnegie Library (Beaver Falls)
 

WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 7 PM

HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA

Midtown Scholar Bookstore in Harrisburg, PA.

1302 N. Third St.

Harrisburg, PA 17102

Alex Brubaker | Manager

midtownscholar.bookstorecafe@gmail.com

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WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

Alabama-based singer-songwriter Eric Erdman has written a very moving response to THE VAIN CONVERSATION for the TRIO project, which brings together visual artists, musicians and writers in conversation.  Click on the image of Erdman to hear his song.  Click on the TRIO logo to learn more about the program and to see other artists.

Join the Conversation!

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A Cappella Books. Click here for details.

The Vain Conversation vividly evokes the horrors of American racism, but Anthony Grooms never denies the humanity of his characters, whether black or white, young or old. His novel achieves what only the best literature can give us: it refuses too-easy consolations or too-easy condemnations. When we finish the last page, the book is not finished with us. It will haunt us.

--Ron Rash, New York Times Best Selling Author, Serena, The World Made Straight, One Foot in Eden

Story River Books/

University of South Carolina Press, 2018

ISBN 1611178827,

ISBN 13 9781611178821

 

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