EventsAuthor Rachel May: "An American Quilt: Unfolding a Story of Family and Slavery"

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Author Rachel May: "An American Quilt: Unfolding a Story of Family and Slavery"

6:00 PM – 7:15 PM
Harold Washington Library Center


Author Rachel May joins us to discuss her new book "An American Quilt: Unfolding A Story Of Family And Slavery." While researching her PhD and examining a quilt top from the 1800s, May discovered in its backing some letters revealing the stories of urban slave women. Extensively researched and richly imagined, An American Quilt is a luminous historical examination and an appreciation of a craft that provides a tactile connection to the past.

Rachel May is the author of Quilting With A Modern Slant, which was a Library Journal and "Best Book of the Year." Her writing has received multiple awards, and she's been awarded residencies at the Millay Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and the VCCA She's from New England and is currently an Assistant Professor at Northern Michigan University and lives in Marquette, Michigan.

Seating in the Reception Hall is available first come, first served (80 max.). Books are available for purchase and the author will autograph books at the conclusion of the program.

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