Celebrating Women’s History Month
March 31, 2014 • 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Kingsley Hall, Rm. 202 on the campus of the School of Theology Virginia Union University
HONORED GUEST: GIGI AMATEAU
Richmond Writer & Author of
Come August, Come Freedom: The Bellows, The Gallows, & The Black General Gabriel
Gigi Amateau’s first book for young adults, Claiming Georgia Tate, published 2005, was called by The Wall Street Journal “an ambitious push into the young adult market.” She also wrote two other award-winning books, A Certain Strain of Peculiar and Chancey of the Maury River. In 2012 she received a Theresa Pollak Prize for Excellence in the Arts from Richmond magazine. Come August, Come Freedom, her first work of historical fiction, is a 2013 Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year, was selected as a 2013 Jefferson Cup Honor Book, and received the Library of Virginia 2013 People’s Choice Fiction Award. Gigi earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Studies & Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and has worked in the health and human services sector for twenty-five years. She lives with her family in the city of Richmond.
The evening will include food, door prizes, and a chance to meet some of RIchmond’s most interesting women!