University to host award-winning author March 3
author James McBride will give a lecture and perform in a gospel concert at
7:30 p.m. March 3 in the multipurpose room of the Ceddia Union Building at Shippensburg University.
program, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the university’s Back
“The Liberal Arts Life: From Jazz to Journalism to Novel to Script” is a lecture
and gospel concert that focuses on the importance of the liberal arts as
learning tools for life and explores the nature of identity, race and heritage.
the Black Heritage Committee tries to identify speakers that will speak on a
topic related to our students, or topics which are prominent in society as a
whole,” said Darrell Claiborne, director for the university union and student
activities and committee co-chair.
most recent novel, The Good Lord Bird, won
the 2013 National Book Award for fiction. His book, The Color of Water, has sold more than two million copies and spent
two years on The New York Times
bestseller list. His second novel, Miracle
at St. Anna, is now a Touchstone/Disney film directed by American film icon
of the Columbia School of Journalism, McBride has written for The Boston Globe, People and The Washington Post. He is also an
award-winning composer and saxophonist who has written songs for Anita Baker,
Grover Washington Jr., Gary Burton, and the PBS character “Barney.”
is followed by a question-and-answer session and a book signing.