Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Striver's Row Author to discuss "Writing the Historical Novel" near Mt. Morris Park

Date: Tuesday, March 20
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center
18 Mt. Morris Park West at 122 Street

Kevin Baker’s acclaimed New York City Trilogy novels tell the story of our city through the lives of ordinary people and historical figures, from the mid-19th century of Paradise Alley to the more recent past. Strivers Row focuses on the Harlem of the 1940s — a place of jitterbuggers, jazz, and excitement, and also a tinderbox of racial prejudice and resentments.

Kevin Baker is a best-selling author, an editor of American Heritage, and a regular contributor to the New York Times. He will discuss the joys and pitfalls of writing New York-based historical fiction, using the particular example of Strivers Row.

** Copies of the new paperback edition of Strivers Row will be available for purchase and signing at this event.

Free and open to the public. Free refreshments.

Seating is limited. Reserve your place today

Stop by or call Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (212-860-1380), OR

E-mail:, OR

Call 311


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Anonymous said...

I've read this book and it is amazing. I highly recommend this to anyone who lives in New York City - not just Harlem.