Alexander McCall Smith's literary locales focus of Central Library event
BY JAMES D. WATTS JR. World Scene Writer
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
4/10/12 at 6:17 AM
Alexander McCall Smith's literary world stretches from Botswana in Africa to Fayetteville in Arkansas, with stops in England, Scotland and a few other European countries, as well.
The Tulsa City-County Library, as part of Tulsa Reads, will take patrons on a brief guided tour of this world as it hosts "Where in the World is Alexander McCall Smith?" 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Central Library's Aaronson Auditorium, Fourth Street and Denver Avenue.
The event is free.
"Where in the World is Alexander McCall Smith?" will be an evening of readers' theater, with readings from McCall Smith's many books. Participants include actor-director Randall Whalen, journalist Karen Shade, Rosemary Powell and Teresa Miller, executive director of the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa.
McCall Smith will be in Tulsa on April 17 to conclude an edition of Tulsa Reads, a program co-sponsored by the library, the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers, and the Tulsa World.
Helmerich Library, 5131 E. 91st St., will host its annual book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Thousands of donated books, magazines, DVDs and other materials will be available for purchase.
A special preview sale, open to members of the Friends of the Helmerich Library, will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Memberships - and access to the preview sale - may be purchased for $5 at the door.
The book sale proceeds help support the library, including new displays, furniture and prizes for various reading programs.
For more information, call 918-549-7631, or go to tulsaworld.com/library
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