[Local events] FWD: 5/18, Lois Leveen at Powell's

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Mon Apr 30 13:30:10 PDT 2012


*The Secrets of Mary Bowser

*
Friday, May 18, 7:30 pm
Powell's City of Books on Burnside

Thursday, May 31, 7:00 pm
St. Helen's Book Shop, 2149 Columbia Blvd., St. Helens, OR

Portland-based author Lois Leveen will read from her new novel, /The 
Secrets of Mary Bowser /(William Morrow/HarperCollins), based on the 
true story of Mary Bowser, a free black woman who became a spy for the 
Union Army during the Civil War--by pretending to be a slave to the 
family of Confederate President Jefferson Davis

Lois Leveen is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in 
numerous literary magazines,
the /New York Times/, onstage at//PerformanceWorks Northwest and//NPR's 
/LiveWire/, and in film festivals around the country.  A former faculty 
member at UCLA and Reed College and a regular Delve guide for Literary 
Arts, Leveen gives talks and classes at museums, libraries, and schools 
throughout the country.
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