One Book Author Daniel Bergman

Event Type: One Book
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 1/26/2018
Start Time: 10:30 AM
End Time: 12:00 PM
 Please come to hear author Daniel Bergner at 10:30 a.m. in the Conference Center at the new Suncoast Technical College in North Port. Make sure to visit our newest library- the Shannon Staub Library- either before or after the program! 4675 Career Lane, North Port, FL 34289

This FREE lecture is in conjunction with the selection of his best-seller Sing For Your Life for the 2018 “One Book, One Community” program.

Sing For Your Life: A Story of Race, Music, and Family details the touching, triumphant story of a young black man's journey from violence and despair to one of the world's most elite artistic institutions, professional opera.

Ryan Speedo Green had a tough and sometimes violent upbringing in southeastern Virginia: his father was absent; his mother was volatile and violent. At the age of twelve, Ryan was sent to Virginia's juvenile facility of last resort.

In 2011, at the age of twenty-four, Ryan won a nationwide competition hosted by New York's Metropolitan Opera, beating out 1,200 other talented singers. Today, he is a rising star performing major roles at the Met and Europe's most prestigious opera houses. Sing for Your Life chronicles Ryan's suspenseful, racially charged and artistically intricate journey from solitary confinement to stardom.

The author will talk about how this incredible story came to him, and what surprised him most in his research. His presentation will be followed by Q&A, book signing and sales.

Register below to reserve your space.
Library: Off-Site Location
Location: Suncoast Technical College, Conference Center, 4445 Career Lane, North Port, FL, 34289
Registration Ends: 1/25/2018 at 9:00 AM
Contact: Mona Herman, One Book Coordinator
Contact Number: 941-861-5475
Status: Closed
Please Note
  • Attendee MUST give 24 hour cancellation notice to allow others on the waiting list to attend.

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