May 23, 2013 - 7PM Bluestockings Bookstore - Traditon pre-launch reading. Come on out! Send your friends!

Join Marci Blackman for the release of her new novel, “Tradition,” following the story of Gus Weesfree, who witnessed a brutal crime in his hometown of Tradition, Ohio, at the age of 21 and fled, leaving behind the thriving African American community that existed there before and during World War II. Now an old man, he is compelled to confront his past only to find most of his memories buried by urban sprawl. Marci Blackman is an original member of the touring spoken word troupe, Sister Spit, and she co-edited the ground-breaking anthology, “Beyond Definition: New Writing from Gay and Lesbian San Francisco. Her first novel, “Po Man’s Child,” received the American Library Association’s Stonewall award for Best LGBT Fiction and the Firecracker Alternative Book Award for Best Fiction. Blackman will be joined by filmmaker and Tribe8 member Silas Howard and wanderer, writer, performer and video-maker T.L. Cowan.


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