Monday, March 30, 2009

Hear Author Sybil Baker 3/31, 5:00 PM

We are excited to announce that local author Sybil Baker will be in the library Tuesday evening at 5:00 to read from her debut novel The Life Plan.  

"Sybil Baker spent twelve years teaching in South Korea prior to accepting a position as an assistant professor of English at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga after earning her MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. During her extensive travels throughout Asia, she became increasingly interested in the allure and alienation of American travelers and expatriates, and this has heavily influenced her writing. Her fiction and essays have appeared in numerous journals, including upstreet, The Bitter Oleander, Paper Street, and Alehouse.  Her essay on American expatriate literature appeared in AWP’s The Writer’s Chronicle in September 2005."

Robert Eversz, author of the Nina Zero novels, describes The Life Plan as "...a screwball comedy for the 21st century, a witty and winning romp through one woman's discovery that life, love, and liberty do not always go according to plan. Baker's talent for zinging one-liners and trenchant characterization make The Life Plan a joyously touching read."

Make plans to come by for an enjoyable evening with Ms. Baker and listen to her talk about the writing process and read from her works. 

Watch this trailer of the book at YouTube.


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