Alachua County Library District presents its Local Author Series featuring Susie H. Baxter on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2:30 p.m., at Headquarters Library. Baxter will discuss Pumping Sunshine, her childhood memoir that provides a portrait of rural life in old Florida when kids ran barefoot, saved their pennies to buy bubblegum and could hardly wait for warm cracklings on hog-killing day. Stories are told through the eyes of an 11 year-old who struggles to understand her own difficult issues in a perplexing world. The family's cracker house near the Suwannee River had no indoor plumbing, the three room school was segregated and rural children of any color were barred from school.
Baxter is a member of the Writers Alliance and serves as Creative Nonfiction Editor of Bacopa Literary Review, the annual journal of the Writers Alliance of Gainesville. She teaches memoir writing through the Enrich program as Santa Fe College. She is also the author of C.G. and Ethel: A Family History and Write Your Memoir: One Story at a Time.
The Local Author Series continues through May 2018 at Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue, in Meeting Room A, except December 9, will be in the Storywoods Room. Each month a local author will read and explain his/her latest written work, take questions and have books available for sale. All the authors are members of Writers Alliance of Gainesville, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes, encourages and supports aspiring and experienced regional writers.
For details about the Local Author Series or other library programs visit www.aclib.us or call (352) 334-3900.
If a person with a disability needs an accommodation in order to participate in this event he or she is entitled, at no cost to him or her, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Alachua County Library District at 352-334-3910 at least three (3) days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).