Alison Hart - Salt Lake City
Oct 22, 2018, 7:00 pm
Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front Region
VenueSalt Lake City Public Library
210 E 400 S
Salt Lake City , UT 84111-2804
On Monday, October 22nd at 7:00 PM, Alison Hart discusses her new book, Mostly White, at the City Library.
Spanning four generations of a mixed-race family, Mostly White is a powerful tale of inter-generational trauma and the healing brought by wildness, music, and the resilience of women. From Emma, who survives the abuse of an Indian Residential school in 1890s Maine, to Ella, who navigates color lines in 1980s New York City, Alison Hart’s unforgettable characters fight to form their own identities and honor the call of their ancestors.
Alison Hart studied theater at New York University and later found her voice as a writer. She identifies as a mixed-race African American, Passamaquoddy Native American, Irish, Scottish, and English woman of color. Her poetry collection Temp Words was published by Cosmo Press in 2015, and her poems appear in Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California (Scarlet Tanager Books, 2016) and elsewhere. Hart lives in Alameda, California.
This event is made possible with support from the Torrey House Press, The City Library, and Utah Humanities.