Author of Queen Sugar to Speak at Orinda Community Church

(Courtesy of Natalie Baszile)
Bay Area writer Natalie Baszile’s first novel became a television series on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

    Natalie Baszile, the author of Queen Sugar, which has been produced as a television series on the Oprah Winfrey Network, will speak at the Orinda Community Church, 10 Irwin Way, March 20 from 4 – 6 p.m.
    Queen Sugar, Baszile’s first novel, was named one of the San Francisco Chronicle’s Best Books of 2014 and nominated for an NAACP Image Award. It follows an African American woman from Los Angeles who migrates to Louisiana to run the cane farm she inherited from her father. A recent widow, she travels with her 11-year-old daughter and discovers hope, heartache and a whole new family in today’s South.
    Based in the Bay Area, Baszile’s most recent work is We Are Each Other’s Harvest, a celebration of Black farming in 
    “This is the first in what we hope will be an annual lecture to welcome in and support the community,” said Pastor Elizabeth Robinson.
    Limited in-person seating will be available, with reservations required. The lecture will also be live streamed. For more information, email, or call 925.254.4906.

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