The Royden B. Davis, S. J., Award

The Royden B. Davis, S. J.,
Distinguished Author Award Presentation
Lorene Cary 
 on October 13, 2018
5:00 P.M. DeNaples Ball Room

Lorene Cary

  • • $ 60 per person
  • • $ 25 per student
  • • $ 55 for Friends members & Schemel Forum members
  • • $ 20 per Student Friends member

Lorene Cary’s novel, If Sons, Then Heirs, recounts a love story for our time while exploring a searing racial history that haunts—and impoverishes—its unforgettable characters. Publishers Weekly calls it: “an absorbing and moving tale.” Cary’s other books include: the best-selling memoir Black Ice, an American Library Association Notable Book for 1991 often taught in colleges and high schools; The Price of a Child, a 1995 novel chosen as the first One Book, One Philadelphia selection; Pride, a contemporary novel, and FREE! Great Escapes on the Underground Railroad, a collection of true-life stories for young readers. Cary’s essays have appeared in publications including Newsweek, Time, Essence, and O Magazine.

Cary founded Art Sanctuary in 1998 to create unique programs of excellent African-American arts and letters in urban Philadelphia that have involved up to 1500 participants a year. And she served on Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission from October 2011 to January 2013.

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