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Lois Walden: Afterworld

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Lois Walden: Afterworld
June 19, 2014 7:00 PM
June 19, 2014 9:00 PM
646 457 0859
June 2, 2014
Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
646 457 0859
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Lois Walden reads from her new novel, Afterworld. Meet four generations of the Duvalier family for whom sugar cane is both their blessing and their curse. From patriarch Carter, who perishes before the novel begins after being hit in the head by an exploding manhole cover, to his indomitable holy-roller wife, Lily, to their dysfunctional sons, Winston and Steven, and relations both dead and alive. Their story is rich, tragic, and funny. It steams and heaves with sugar, sex, drink, deviance and depravity.

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Lois Walden is an American writer, singer, songwriter, librettist, record producer, performer, and teaching artist. The author of the novels One More Stop and Afterworld Lois Walden worked as a television writer in Hollywood with many major artists including Dionne Warwick, and Jane Fonda. As founder of the gospel group, The Sisters of Glory, she performed at Woodstock ’94 and at the Vatican for the Pope. She co-produced the group’s critically acclaimed album, Good News in Hard Times, for Warner Bros., as well as writing and co-producing her solo album, Traveller. 

She was the lyricist for American Dreams Lost and Found, based on the book by Studs Terkel. Her life and music have been profiled on CBS Sunday Morning and Good Morning America. Her debut novel, One More Stop was a Lambda Literary Awards finalist and a Waterstones New Voices finalist.  For the past 15 years Lois has travelled America for The Acting Company teaching teenagers in small towns and inner city schools how to tap into their emotions and understand their world through classic theatre and literature. She is currently co-writing the libretto for the Buddhist opera Mila, Great Sorcerer, and working on her third novel, Beyond Expectation.