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Child: A Memoir Tour

May 5 - August 4, 2022 @ Time varies by event | Location: North Carolina and South Carolina

May 5 - August 4, 2022 @ Time varies by event
Location: North Carolina and South Carolina
Hosted by: University of South Carolina Press

Join us on the Child: A Memoir book tour! Meet author Judy Goldman and learn about her reflections on her lifelong relationship with Mattie Culp, a Black woman who helped raise her, through the lens of white privilege. See tour dates below.

Child is the story of Judy Goldman's relationship with Mattie Culp, the Black woman who worked for her family as a live-in maid and helped raise her—the unconscionable scaffolding on which the relationship was built and the deep love. It is also the story of Mattie's child, who was left behind to be raised by someone else. Judy, now eighty, cross-examines what it was to be a privileged white child in the Jim Crow South, how a bond can evolve in and out of step with a changing world, and whether we can ever tell the whole truth, even to ourselves. It is an incandescent book of small moments, heart-warming, heartbreaking, and, ultimately, inspiring.

Judy Goldman is the award-winning author of seven books including Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap, named one of the best books of 2019 by Real Simple. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.


North Carolina

Book Launch
Thursday, May 5, 7pm
Park Road Books, Park Road Shopping Center, 4139 Park Road, Charlotte, NC
FREE event

Book Talk, in Conversation with Abigail DeWitt
Tuesday, May 10, 6pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore, 55 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC
FREE event (in-person and virtual)

Book Talk
Wednesday, May 11, 6pm
Charlotte Lit, 1817 Central Ave. #302, Charlotte, NC
FREE event

Book Talk
Sunday, May 15, 4pm
Main Street Books, 126 S. Main Street, Davidson, NC
FREE event

Book Talk
Tuesday, May 17, 6:30pm
Charlotte Writers Club, Charlotte, NC
FREE event

Book Talk
Saturday, May 21, 3pm - 4pm
Quail Ridge Books, 4029 Lassiter Mill Road, Raleigh, NC
FREE event

Book Talk
Sunday, May 22, 3pm
Bookmarks, 634 W. 4th Street, #110, Winston Salem, NC
FREE event

Book Talk
Thursday, June 2, 7pm
Scuppernong Books, 304 S. Elm Street, Greensboro, NC
FREE event

Conversation with Robin Hemley
Sunday, June 5, 1pm
Park Road Books, Park Road Shopping Center, 4139 Park Road, Charlotte, NC
FREE event

Book Talk
Saturday, June 11, 2pm
McIntyre’s Books, Fearrington Village, 220 Market Street, Pittsboro, NC
FREE event

Book Talk
Sunday, June 12, 11:40am
Myers Park Baptist Church-Heaton Hall, 2001 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, NC
FREE event

Book Talk
Tuesday, June 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
SouthPark Regional Library, 7015 Carnegie Blvd., Charlotte, NC
FREE event

South Carolina

Book Talk and Reception
Thursday, May 26, 5:30pm
Art on the Corner, 154 E. Main Street, Rock Hill, SC
FREE event

Coffee with an Author
Wednesday, June 8, 10:30am
Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street, Charleston, SC
Co-sponsored by Buxton Books
FREE event

Book Talk
Thursday, June 16, 6pm
Hub City Books, 186 W. Main Street, Spartanburg, SC
FREE event

Book Signing
Thursday, August 4, 11 am
Litchfield Books, 11421 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC
FREE event

Published on March 30, 2022 | Categories: Events

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