Tanya Wright to Appear at Literary Tea

January 3, 2011 by  

13th Annual African-American Writers & Readers Literary Tea

Tanya WrightOn January 17, 2011, True Blood’s talented Tanya Wright (Kenya Jones) will appear at New York State’s Westchester Library’s 13th Annual African-American Writers & Readers Literary Tea along with authors Yvonne Thornton (The Ditchdigger’s Daughters) and Dolan Perkins-Valdez (Wench: A Novel).

Not only does Tanya portray the no-nonsense, Officer Kenya Jones on True Blood, she’s an author, screenwriter and will make her directorial debut with the film version of her novel.

At the Literary Tea, Vassar educated Tanya will be speaking about her novel, Butterfly Rising:

Lilah Belle has always been a trifle odd to folks in her tiny town of Lucasville; a “singer who didn’t sing no more,” Lilah is prone to dancing in the streets, dressing outlandishly and weaving fantastic stories. But when her beloved brother dies suddenly, Lilah’s grief sends her into a topsy turvy tailspin. Desperate to escape her painful new reality, she hits the road with the unlikeliest of travelling companions: Rose Johnson, a newcomer whose scandalous behavior in the small, sleepy town has branded her a scarlet woman. Anxious to escape their bleak realities, the women strike out in a stolen vintage pickup truck, barreling toward a fated encounter with the mythical, magical Lazarus of the Butterflies. Legend has it that Lazarus can “heal you and make your dreams come true.” The adventure that unfolds will transform their destinies, binding Lilah and Rose together forever. Richly evocative, Butterfly Rising is a timeless tale of friendship and courage, etched with pain and joy

If you’re in the Westchester area, be sure to reserve your place for this worthy cause.

Source: Westchester Library

Photo Credit: WestchesterMag.com