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Winter Lecture Series: A Dramatic Presentation of Corn Hollow with author LaVerne McLeod

February 5, 1:00 pm
MMA Pacific Street

Members FreeCorn HollowLaVerne McLeod
Non-members Free with General Admission

Women Who Have Made a Difference in the Creative Arts 

Honoring Black History Month

A Dramatic Presentation of Corn Hollow with author LaVerne McLeod

Through an interactive performance of her novel, Corn Hollow, author LaVerne McLeod will tell the story of a young African American girl living in the heart of Tennessee during the rise of the civil rights movement. The book is based on LaVerne’s own experience with segregation in the American South. Using an innovative performance style, she will choose a chapter from her book, and bring the story to life by engaging the audience as participants.

LaVerne has lived in communities in various areas including Arkansas, Missouri, and Palo Alto. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master of Arts in Counselor Education from Southeast Missouri State University, with continuing education work from San Jose State University in California.

She has lived in Big Sur since 1979, where she balances life as a wife, mother, educator, artist, and author. LaVerne also has a rich history of leadership involvement with our community including creating and facilitating Bridge Building to Equity workshops.

Join us for a three-part lecture series about honoring women who have made a difference in the creative arts. Local women will be featured in one-hour lectures about their chosen subjects. Visitors are welcome to bring food and drinks during this lunchtime lecture series.