Wrap Up/Rev Up Celebration

Monday, January 27, 2014 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

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James McBride
Sponsored by Riverhead Books

Wrapping up Midwinter and revving up for Annual Conference in Las Vegas, bestselling author James McBride and his gospel quintet will have attendees on their feet with their mix of exuberant spirituals and jazz renditions of classic gospel music. The band will combine selected readings with music inspired, and in some cases even sung in the nineteenth century, by the abolitionist John Brown, as they present McBride’s 2013 National Book Award-winning novel “The Good Lord Bird.” The novel tells the story of a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown’s antislavery crusade—and who must pass as a girl to survive. With McBride on saxophone, the band also includes Keith Robinson on guitar, Trevor Exter on bass, Show Tyme Brooks on drums, Adam Faulk on piano, and the whole band on vocals.

Attendees can start Wrap Up/Rev Up celebrations any time on Monday in the Exhibit Hall with discount sales and special giveaways in exhibitors’ booths. Prizes including a free registration for 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas will be given away after the performance.

Meeting Type: 
Included with conference registration
Last Updated: 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 6:35pm EST
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