Author to sign at Verbatim |

Author to sign at Verbatim

Daily Staff ReportVail, CO Colorado

VAIL – How is it possible that a woman alive today was raised by a Civil War widow? How did a Civil War widow end up in Steamboat Springs?Verbatim Booksellers will host author Rita Williams as she discusses her memoir “If the Creek Don’t Rise: My Life Out West with the Last Black Widow of the Civil War” Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Sonnenalp Hotel.The author tells of her childhood growing up with her aunt on a ranch in Steamboat Springs. She tells of the struggles she faced growing up in the pre-ski resort Steamboat, being the only black family in a small town and finding her own identity among the ambitions of a strong matriarch.

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What: Lecture and booksigning by author Rita WilliamsWhen: 5:30 p.m. MondayWhere: Sonnenalp Hotel in the Kings Club Library.

Information: Call Verbatim Booksellers 476-3032. Free appetizers and cash bar.==============

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