Georgia Writers Museu

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The Georgia Writers Museum will host a Meet the Author event on Sunday, January 28, 2018, from two to four in the afternoon. Come meet Daren Wang and hear the story that inspired his book.

Also, at the event, see the lovely quilt hand-made by Mrs. Flossie Hamm. The quilt depicts symbols used by the Underground Railroad system to help escaped slaves travel safely. 

For reservations, call 706-991-5119 and leave a message if no one is in the office. Reservations are $10 per person. Online sales begin January 8th.

Additional donations appreciated to help fund our literary programs for children and as we continue our capital campaign.

Article By Gwen Ralston

Your parents purchase a house in Town Line, New York in 1971. It is in the middle of nowhere. Actually, the house is on the outskirts of nowhere, twenty miles from dying Buffalo. What happens when you learn that the house was used as a way-station on the Underground Railroad? In Western New York? Unbelievable, you say. This information sent New York native, Daren Wang, on a research escapade.

He researched previous owners of the house, talked with their descendants, and learned about the area’s rich history. Now, Cornell University graduate Wang has written his first fictional book based on his findings. Rooted in the history of the only secessionist town north of the Mason Dixon Line, Daren Wang’s book, The Hidden Light of Northern Fires, tells a story of redemption amidst a war that tore families and the country apart.

Wang is celebrated as the founding Executive Director of the AJC sponsored Decatur Book Festival. Now in its twelfth year, the Decatur Book Festival draws writers, readers, publishers and agents from across the country. Wang recently announced his retirement from DBF effective the end of 2017, as he devotes more time to writing and promoting his books.

Wang was also a public radio producer, and has written for Paste Magazine, Five Points Magazine, the AJC, The Saporta Report, and others. He currently lives in Decatur with his wife Eva.

The Georgia Writers Museum will host a Meet the Author event on Sunday, January 28, 2018, from two to four in the afternoon. Come meet Daren Wang and hear the story that inspired his book.

Also, at the event, see the lovely quilt hand-made by Mrs. Flossie Hamm. The quilt depicts symbols used by the Underground Railroad system to help escaped slaves travel safely. Mrs. Hamm is mother to Georgia Writers Museum President, John Dennis, who is currently deployed to Afghanistan.

For reservations, call 706-991-5119 and leave a message if no one is in the office. You can also go online towww.georgiawritersmuseum.com.  Reservations are $10 per person. Additional donations appreciated to help fund our literary programs for children and as we continue our capital campaign.