The book fair, sponsored by the Memphis alumnae chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity, has become an annual fund-raising event for Literacy Mid-South and the fraternity's "Reading Is Key" program has put hundreds of books in the hands of at-risk children in Memphis.
For tickets and information on the book fair, go to memphiskkg.org, but act now. Tickets — $45 per person; $50 per person if you include the author meet-and-greet at 10 a.m. — will not be sold at the door, and Wednesday, January 30th, is your last day to buy them. For questions about the "Literacy Is Key" book fair, contact Hillery Efkeman at 901-756-7506 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rothman, associate professor of history at the University of Alabama, will be discussing his latest book, Flush Times and Fever Dreams: A Story of Capitalism and Slavery in the Age of Jackson, which examines the search, famous in its day, for a thief accused of stealing slaves and the subsequent trial. But the book takes more into account, not the least of which: the cotton boom of the 1830s and what it reveals of the settlers, investors, and fortune hunters who descended on Mississippi, in what was then the frontier of the American Southwest.
For more information on Joshua Rothman's visit to Memphis' Cotton Museum, contact executive director Anna Mullins at 901-531-7826 or at email@example.com.