Way library welcomes Mack for Book Talk


Way Library welcomes Kimberly Mack on Wednesday at 7 p.m. for a discussion of her 33 1/3 series book on “Living Colour’s Time’s Up.”

Mack will explore her experience growing up in Brooklyn, New York, in a family both musical and violent, and the ways in which that upbringing impacted her coming of age and musical listening, with a particular emphasis on how she learned to love and appreciate Grammy-winning Black rock band Living Colour.

Mack holds a Ph.D. in English from UCLA, and she is an assistant professor of African American literature and culture at the University of Toledo. Her book, “Fictional Blues: Narrative Self-Invention from Bessie Smith to Jack White,” about autobiographical self-fashioning in contemporary American blues fiction and popular music, was recently published by the University of Massachusetts Press. Her second book, “The Untold History of Early American Rock Criticism, about the Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and white women, who helped develop American rock journalism during the 1960s and 1970s,” is under contract with Bloomsbury. Her 33 1/3 book, “Living Colour’s Time’s Up,” will be published by Bloomsbury in the spring. She is also a music critic and memoirist whose work has appeared in Longreads, No Depression, Relix, Music Connection, PopMatters and Hot Press.

This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

For more information about the program, visit waylibrary.info or call 419-874-3135 ext. 119.

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