NW Voices Presents Author Devery Anderson
Reading starts at 7 p.m.
10/16/2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Longview Public Library
Longview, Washington 98632
Come join us for the next NW Voices events on Monday, October 16 featuring author Devery Anderson. The author of Emmitt Till: The Murder that Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement will present a workshop from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at LCC in Main 146 and a reading at the Longview Public Library beginning at 7:00 p.m. upstairs in the Magazine Room.
Devery S. Anderson is an editor and marketing manager at Signature Books in Salt Lake City, and is currently working on a master's degree in publishing at the George Washington University. He is the editor or co-editor of several books on Mormon History, and in 2015 the University Press of Mississippi published his book, Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement. It will be the basis of a Hollywood miniseries produced by JayZ, Will Smith, Casey Affleck, and Aaron Kaplan. He has spoken on Emmett Till at colleges, universities, and elsewhere in the United States and the UK. His research into Emmett Till resulted in over a dozen trips to Mississippi and Chicago, where he interviewed key players in the case, and conducted extensive archival research. He is currently working on a book on Clyde Kennard, another book on Mississippi civil rights.
All events are free and open to the public. Northwest Voices is funded by the Longview Public Library and Lower Columbia College, Friends of the LPL, LPL Foundation, LCC Foundation, and LCC’s ASLCC.