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Literary Tea this Sunday at Page-Walker

Cary, NC – This Sunday brings a special treat for all lovers of the written word, bibliophiles and book lovers: a Literary Tea at Page-Walker. 

Literary Tea this Sunday

Page-Walker Arts and History Center will be holding African American Literary Tea: The Write Stuff April 24 to allow locals to hear from the array of writers and their experiences.

“For the seventh year, we’re excited to bring to our Town extraordinary authors from the local Black community; this year’s program is special in that our guest list includes an award-winning 11-year-old author,” said Jennifer Hocken, Page-Walker Program Specialist.

Visiting Authors

Jackie Lee, an 11-year-old author, is the youngest writer in the group. He contributed stories to the anthologies The Perfect Present and The Perfect SummerThe Perfect Present won the award for Best Children’s/Young Adult Books at the 2015 African American Awards Show in Harlem, New York.

In addition to Lee, five authors are scheduled to appear. There is Dana Hill Sanders, who moved from New York to North Carolina in 1998. Her latest book is Allegra’s Shadow, a romance novel about a professor whose life is made complicated by the death of her sister.

Suzette Perkins is an author from Oakland, California. While most of Perkins’ novels are thrillers or romance stories, her latest book, The Adventures of Sammy and Grammy, follow a grandmother and her granddaughter sharing experiences and idea with one another. Perkins cowrote the book with her own granddaughter, Samayya Walters.

Also speaking are Johnny Ray Moore from Raleigh who has written two children’s books on the life and history of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Tamika Johnson from Cleveland, Tennessee who in addition to books such as her autobiography Seeing God’s Greatness in the Midst of a Void does spoken word performances.

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Event Details

African-American Literary Tea
Sunday, April 24, 2016
2:00 PM

Page-Walker Arts & History Center
119 Ambassador Loop
Cary, NC

Refreshments provided. Seating is limited. For more, call (919) 460-4963.


Story from staff reports. Photos by Daniel Pietzsch and Manuela Hoffmann.