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Tayari Jones: An American Marriage: A Love Story Torn Apart by Social Injustice

February 15 at 7 PM
Everett Performing Arts Center
2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201    

Portrait photo of author Tayari Jones

Tayari Jones will speak about her book “An American Marriage.” This is a moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young couple. Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are standing on the threshold of the American dream when Roy is arrested and imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit, and their lives implode.

“An American Marriage” was named a notable book by The New York Times and The Washington Post and was awarded the Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Aspen Words Prize, and an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Fiction.
It has been published in over 20 countries, with more than 700,000 copies in print domestically. It was selected as a 2018 Oprah  Book Club pick, a summer reading list pick by Barack Obama, and one  Bill Gates’ top five books of 2019.

Books will be available for sale and signing following the

Photo of artwork by Marita Dingus of a tall figure sculpture made of wire, machinery, and other foun

Artist’s Walk Through and Hands-On Art Project with Marita Dingus

Join us for an artist’s talk and walk through of the Schack Art Center’s Main Gallery with featured artist Marita Dingus. Then, head over to Everett Public Library where Marita will lead a hands-on art project in which participants will each make a small figurative sculpture.
 All ages welcome; children 7 and under will need adult assistance.
 Space is limited. Please register by calling 425-257-8000.

 Artist’s Walk Through: 12:30 PM at the Schack Art Center
2921 Hoyt Ave
Everett, WA 98201

 Hands-On Art Project: 2:00 - 4:00 PM at the Main Library

2702 Hoyt Ave
Everett, WA 98201

Photo credit: "Farrah Fawcett" by Marita Dingus, photographed by Ben Lerman, and shown courtesy of Traver Gallery.