100 Years of History: Complex Legacies of Family and Geography
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Capitol Extension Room E2.012
1100 Congress Avenue, Austin TX

In highly acclaimed new works of nonfiction and fiction, memoirist Sarah Broom (The Yellow House) and novelist Margaret Wilkerson Sexton (The Revisionaries) portray the legacies of family, geography and race in the American South. Broom’s memoir shares 100 years of her family’s life in their shotgun home in New Orleans East, a neglected area of one of America’s most mythologized cities, while Sexton’s generation-spanning new novel considers the lives and freedoms of women in 1925 and 100 years later. Unfortunately, Sarah Broom, originally scheduled to appear on this panel, is no longer able to attend the Festival. This will be a conversation with Margaret Wilkerson Sexton. 

  • Moderator: Keffrelyn Brown
  • Book Signing: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Texas Monthly TBF Book Signing Tent, Congress Avenue

Sarah M. Broom, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, The Yellow House, The Revisioners


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