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Author Event: The 5th Inning

April 28, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ethelbert bookcover - 5th InningCelebrate the paperback release of The 5th Inning by IPS board chair, poet, and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller. Ethelbert will be interviewed by his wife Dr. Denise King-Miller. It will be a public discussion of memoir writing, marriage and baseball. Come listen and play catch with them.

The author’s second memoir following Fathering Words: The Making of an African American Writer, this book finds Miller returning to baseball, the game of his youth, in order to find the metaphor that will provide the measurement of his life.

Almost 60, he ponders whether his life can now be entered into the official record books as a success or failure. Written in short, journal-like entries, The 5th Inning is one man’s examination of personal relationships, depression, love, and loss. It’s a box score filled with remembrance—a story of the individual alone on the pitching mound or in the batter’s box. It’s a combination of baseball and the blues.

Copies of The 5th Inning will be available for purchase. Free and open to all.


April 28, 2012
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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