Chestertown, MD, March 14, 2007 — Ralph Eubanks, Director of Publishing at the Library of Congress, will present a reading from his forthcoming book at Washington College's Litrenta Lecture Hall on Monday, March 19, at 4:30 p.m.
Eubanks is appearing at Washington College as the 2007 Frederick Douglass Visiting Fellow. The Douglass Fellowship, which supports work in African-American studies and related areas, is administered through the College's C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience. Eubanks will be in residence at Washington College during the week of March 19, during which time he will lead a writing workshop in addition to presenting his Monday reading.
Eubanks is the author of Ever Is a Long Time: A Journey into Mississippi's Dark Past, whichWashington Post book critic Jonathan Yardley named as one of the best nonfiction books of 2003. Eubanks is a contributor to the Washington Post Outlook and Style sections, theChicago Tribune, Preservation and National Public Radio.
Eubanks' forthcoming book, which explores the life of his grandparents, will highlight his March 19 presentation, titled "Place Opens a Door in the Mind: American History Revealed in Ordinary Lives and Places."
Admission to the reading is free and open to the public. A booksigning and reception will follow. Litrenta Lecture Hall is located in the John S. Toll Science Center. For more information, call 410-810-7161.