Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Meet Deirdre O'Connell, author of THE BALLAD OF BLIND TOM, at Upcoming Events

Deirdre O'Connell, author of The Ballad of Blind Tom, Slave Pianist, will discuss the life and times of Blind Tom Wiggins at a number of special events this week. O'Connell, an Australian writer and filmmaker, has written the definitive biography of Blind Tom Wiggins, slave pianist and autistic savant, who was one of the country's most popular entertainers in the late 19th century. His extraordinary life, born into slavery and later rising to the heights of musical stardom, is a fascinating and uniquely American story.

Meet Deirdre O'Connell at these special events:

Thursday, December 3 @ 6:00pm
Hue Man Bookstore
2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd (Btwn 124th & 125th Sts)
New York, NY

Saturday, December 5 @ 1:00pm
African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

Tuesday, December 8th @ 7:15pm
DeKalb County Public Library
215 Sycamore Street
Decatur, Georgia

Wednesday, December 9th @ 7:00pm
Columbus Library
3000 Macon Road
Columbus, Georgia

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