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Writers LIVE: Kimberla Lawson Roby, Better Late Than Never

Curtis Black is no stranger to scandal. Throughout the decades, he has done much in the public eye, both good and evil. But what most people don't realize is that Curtis has been hiding a horrific childhood that has affected him in countless, unspeakable ways.

His buried past returns in an unwelcome visit when his estranged sister becomes alarmingly ill and his youngest child, twelve-year-old Curtina, becomes the kind of problem daughter that he never imagined she could be. This is only the beginning. The horror of Curtis's childhood secrets, as well as Curtina's wild and rebellious behavior, takes a critical toll on Curtis and the entire Black family. All the public scandals they've experienced over the years now seem like child's play compared to the turmoil they are facing in private. Who could have known that the deepest wounds would come from within?

Kimberla Lawson Roby is the New York Times bestselling author of the highly acclaimed Curtis Black series. She lives with her husband in Rockford, Illinois.

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Writers LIVE programs are supported in part by The Miss Howard Hubbard Adult Programming Fund. 

Wednesday, August 8 at 6:30pm

Central Library, African American Department
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

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Writers LIVE!

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Adults, Seniors

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Writers LIVE at the Library

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Jolita King

Jolita King left a positive review 8/8/2018

It was an amazing experience to meet one of my favorite authors.

Marcus Manderson

Marcus Manderson left a positive review 8/8/2018

This was a great event. I surprised my wife by bringing her (from 2 hours away) to this event. I just did not realize how much she would enjoy it. My only regret is not having her mother join us. I'm hoping you can plan another event with Kimberla in the near future. Thanks for this great "Writers LIVE" platform.

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