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Stephanie Smith: local writer

Event Type: Book Discussion/Author Event
Age Group(s): Adult (19 and up)
Date: 9/18/2013
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 8:15 PM
Description:
 Local writer Stephanie A. Smith has two new books out: Warpaint (2012) and Baby Rocket (2013) from Thames River Press of London.

Warpaint is "a haunting tale of friendship and rivalry between three women artists, who’ve known each other for years, who must come to terms with imminent mortality and artistic frustration."

Baby Rocket "is about a woman’s historian, NASA, the Space Race, Marilyn Monroe, adoption, domestic abuse, amnesia and family secrets, evasions, lies; it, too, has a lesbian couple; takes place in Santa Monica, Cape Canaveral, Connecticut and Martha’s Vineyard, and there is both murder and suicide in the story.

Stephanie A. Smith teaches literature and women’s studies at the University of Florida. She has been committed to writing ever since she was a student of Ursula K. Le Guin and has previously written two young adult fantasy novels – Snow Eyes and The Boy Who Was Thrown Away – and an adult science fiction novel, Other Nature. Her work, both critical and fictional, investigates politics, science, literature, race, and gender.

Smith will be reading from her work, taking questions, and signing books.
Library: Headquarters Library Branch    Headquarters Library Branch
Location: Meeting Room A
Contact: Travis Fristoe
Contact Number: 352.334.3939
Presenter: Stephanie Smith