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Apr 17

An Evening with Walter Mosley

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Hello friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

Last evening hubby and I attended “An Evening with Walter Mosley” at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, a program presented by New Castle County Reads. Mr. Mosley, was there to discuss his latest book “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” .

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The event began with a welcome from Sophia Hanson, General Manager and then an introduction by Tom Gordon, County Executive.  Mr. Mosley started out by reading what can best be described as the last days of both his father and that of his mother ravaged by dementia.  This reading invoked a range of emotions from the audience as evidenced by the many “ooh’s, aahs’ and laughter that could be heard throughout the auditorium.

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Prior to attending this free event, I can honestly admit that I had never read any of Mr. Mosley’s books. I am, however, familiar with his Easy Rawlins’ mystery series as well as had seen the movie adaptation of “Devil in the Blue Dress starring Denzel Washington.

A brief question and answer session followed, but many in the audience simply took to the microphone to thank Mr. Mosley for his love and gift of writing. Mr. Mosley’s sense of humor, expansive knowledge of history and ease of storytelling was acknowledged with a standing ovation.

Hundreds later stood in a long line to have a copy or copies of their books signed. I for one will be heading to the local library to check out one of Mr. Mosley’s more than 40 published books which is the ultimate goal of the New Castle County Reads Programs.

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I hope your day is as beautiful as you are.

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  1. imagesbytdashfield

    Very cool! I’ve read many of his books although you know me, my eye was drawn to the dementia topics on the board.

    1. DelBlogger

      Yes, and I thought about you and the heartbreak of what you also had to go through!

  2. Lisa

    Looks like you had a great time. I had hoped to attend, but had a conflict I couldn’t break. Mosley is a masterful writer. The Last Days… was quite the read. New Castle County reads has had some great selections over the years. I recommend “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter And Sweet” by Jamie Ford. That book had me captivated!

    1. DelBlogger

      Lisa, so sorry you missed it as it was a wonderful evening. I can’t wait to start reading this book and then I’ll check out Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet – thanks for the recommendation!

  3. Katherines Corner

    what a wonderful way to spend your time. I am not familiar with hie work. But I think I need to look into his books. Hugs!

    1. DelBlogger

      Yes Katherine, especially if you like mystery, his characters are awesome. Hope all is well on your side of the world!

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