We will be celebrating the life and work of Jimmie Margaret Gilliam and the posthumously published, TORN FROM THE EAR OF NIGHT, a book 20 years in the making, edited by Paula Paradise and published by White Pine Press.
Jimmie was the first poet to read at Malaprops. This event includes a reading of the book by Jimmie's friends and family (including our owner Emoke). Jimmie was an open, gentle, wise soul to everyone she encountered. She was an encourager who was passionate about teaching, writing, family, social justice, ancestry, and love. A friend, a sister, a beloved, a mentor, daughter, and mother, Jimmie's presence is deeply felt and this reading will be a tribute to her vision as expressed in the poems and essays in TORN FROM THE EAR OF NIGHT.
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 3:00pm
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: White Pine Press (NY) - December 27th, 2016