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WHITE BIRCH, RED HAWTHORN: A MEMOIR with Norah Murphy
June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us and author Norah Murphy for a reading from her book: “WHITE BIRCH, RED HAWTHORN: A MEMOIR”.
About the book: Nora Murphy tells the story of her ancestors’ maple grove that, long before the Irish arrived, was home to three Native tribes: the Dakota, Ojibwe, and Ho-Chunk. That her dispossessed ancestors’ homestead was built upon another, far more brutal dispossession is the hard truth underlying Murphy’s search for the deeper connections between this contested land and the communities who call it home.
This event is part of the once-a-month series titled the “Women from the Center Reading Series.” Women from the Center is a group of Midwest writers from diverse community who support one another as they write their truths.
Every subsequent fourth Thursdays of the month through September, the East Side Freedom Library will feature writers from this series:
- July 27 – Marcie Rendon, Murder on the Red River
- August 24 – Carolyn Holbrook, Earth Angels
- September 28 – Diane Wilson