September 15, 2003 Center for the Book Announces Future Author Talks

Press Contact: Sheryl Cannady (202) 707-6456
Public Contact: Center for the Book (202) 707-5221

The topics of discussion by authors in this fall’s series of Books & Beyond programs range from growing up in the south and in America’s heartland to American presidents and the lives of African Americans in the United States. Sponsored by the Library’s Center for the Book, Books & Beyond presents talks by authors about recent books of particular relevance to the collections or programs of the Library of Congress. All events are free and open to the public, and take place at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Tickets are not required. Book signings will follow the presentations.

For further information call (202)707-5221 or consult the center’s Web site (, which also provides up-to-date information about all of the center’s forthcoming events, programs and publications, and the reading and book promotion activities of its affiliates in 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Sept.. 17, 2003 (Wednesday) Noon, Mumford Room, Madison Building
W. Ralph Eubanks, director of the Library’s Publishing Office, will discuss his new book“Ever is a Long Time: A Journey Into Mississippi’s Dark Past” (Basic Books, 2003).

Oct. 14, 2003 (Tuesday), 6 p.m., Montpelier Room, Madison Building
Michael Dirda will discuss his new book “An Open Book: Coming of Age in the Heartland” (W.W. Norton, 2003).

Oct. 29, 2003 (Wednesday), 6:30 p.m., Mumford Room, Madison Building
Contributors David Levering Lewis and Deborah Willis will discuss “A Small Nation of People: W.E.B. DuBois and African American Portraits of Progress” (Amistad, 2003).

Nov. 5, 2003 (Wednesday), 6 p.m., Montpelier Room, Madison Building
Henry Wiencek will discuss his new book “An Imperfect God: George Washington and the Creation of America” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003).

Nov. 19, 2003 (Wednesday), 6 p.m., Montpelier Room, Madison Building
Arthur Schlesinger Jr. will moderate a panel discussion among historians who have written or are writing books for the American Presidents series published by Henry Holt and Co. The participants are Joyce Appleby (Thomas Jefferson), John Patrick Diggins (John Adams) and Kevin P. Phillips (William McKinley).


PR 03-153
ISSN 0731-3527