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Speaker Program: Angela Jackson-Brown at Allen County Public Library

October 14, 2023
11:00 aM – 4:00 pm ET

Allen County Public Library
900 Library Plaza
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Angela Jackson-Brown will speak on October 14 at Allen County Public Library.

Allen County Public Library invites you to attend A Writer’s Day with Angela Jackson-Brown on Saturday, October 14. The day begins with a panel of local authors discussing writing and publishing from 9:30 to 10:30, followed by:

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Keynote: Remembering the Unforgettable in My Fiction
Through her powerful storytelling, Angela will bring to life the unforgettable stories of the assassination of Medgar Evers, the March on Washington, the bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church and the assassination of John F. Kennedy and sharing how each of those events played a pivotal role in her upcoming novel, Homeward. There will be a Q&A following the event.

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM – Author Meet-n-Greet & Book Signing in the Great Hall
Meet author Angela Jackson-Brown and purchase a signed copy of her new novel, Homeward.

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Writers’ Workshop: A Day in the Life of an Inspiring Mind
Step into the shoes of Angela Jackson-Brown and explore the dynamic journey of a typical day in her life as a full-time professor and an author. Angela will discuss the challenges, triumphs, and transformative moments that shape a typical day for a writer. She will share valuable insights and strategies for success. Gain inspiration and motivation for your own pursuits in this immersive workshop.

Registration is required for both the Keynote and Writers’ Workshop. Register for free at the link to the left.

Angela Jackson-Brown is an award-winning writer, poet and playwright and in the fall semester of 2022, she joined the creative writing program at Indiana University in Bloomington as an Associate Professor. She is a graduate of Troy University, Auburn University and the Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing at Spalding University. She has published her short fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry in journals like The Louisville Journal and the Appalachian Review. She is the author of Drinking from a Bitter Cup, House Repairs, When Stars Rain Down and The Light Always Breaks. When Stars Rain Down is a highly acclaimed novel that received a starred review from the Library Journal and glowing reviews from Alabama Public Library, Buzzfeed, Parade Magazine, and Women’s Weekly, just to name a few. It was also named a finalist for the David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction.