100 Black Women of Houston Features Local Author, Athena Lark
100 Black Women of Houston set to host Black History Month book reading of Athena Lark’s debut novel “Avenue of Palms” on Sunday, February 16th at Brio Tuscan Grille, 3029 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77098. Free Admission at 5pm.
HOUSTON - Feb. 12, 2014 - PRLog -- Athena Lark’s recent release of her new novel, "Avenue of Palms” tells the story of former slave and seamstress, Violet Kingsley, arriving in the present day and dealing with the difficulties of modern life and race relations.
Many books have been written about the times and events of slavery. Athena Lark brings a new perspective by juxtaposing the 1830′s with 2009. Moreover, the author introduces an interesting perspective by having a white slave owner married to a black girl. Yet they are not who the story is about. Telling the story of a young rebellious slave girl, Lark illustrates the desire for freedom at almost any cost, and achieving freedom is not always obtained in an expected way.
About the author: Lark received her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of California, Riverside and her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of North Florida. She is a retired U.S. Navy veteran. Lark is currently working on her memoir, “Sailor Girl.”
For more information about this event contact 100 Black Women of Houston non-profit organization at 832-534-3842 or visit web site at: www.100blackwomenhouston.org. Athena Lark will be available for interviews. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Books may be purchased online at Amazon and Barnesandnobles.com, or at this event. Video book trailer: http://youtu.be/1oxB0i8rNl4