Lorene Cary Visits Penn Bookstore for Talk/Signing of 'Free! Great Escapes from Slavery'

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460July 8, 2011

PHILADELPHIA –- Lorene Cary, who teaches creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss and sign copies of her book, "Free! Great Escapes from Slavery on the Underground Railroad," at a special Penn Bookstore program for young adult readers on Monday, July 11, at 5 p.m. The bookstore is at 36th and Walnut streets on the Penn campus.

"Free! Great Escapes from Slavery on the Underground Railroad" is a collection of non-fiction stories for young readers, published in 2006.

Cary is founder and director of Art Sanctuary, a nonprofit lecture and performance series in Philadelphia.  Her other books include the best-selling memoir “Black Ice,” an American Library Association Notable Book for 1991 often taught in colleges and high schools, and  “The Price of a Child,” a 1995 novel chosen as the first One Book, One Philadelphia selection, a collection of true-life stories.

The event is free and open to the public.