Author Talk: Jeffrey Dale Lofton
In celebration of PRIDE month
Join us for a conversation between author Jeffrey Dale Lofton, Library Director Diane Kresh, and Communications Manager Anneliesa Alprin about Lofton's novel "Red Clay Suzie."
Jeffrey Dale Lofton hails from Warm Springs, Georgia, best known for Roosevelt’s Little White House. He calls the nation’s capital home now and has for three decades. During those early years, he spent many a night trodding the boards of DC’s theaters and performing arts centers. He even scored a few television appearances, including a residuals-rich Super Bowl halftime commercial, which his accountant wisecracked “is the finest work of your career.” Ultimately he stepped away from acting and landed at the Library of Congress where he helped war veterans tell their stories, their accounts then housed in the library’s permanent collection. At the same time, he pursued post-graduate work, being awarded Master’s degrees in both Public Administration and Library and Information Science. Today, he is senior advisor at the Library of Congress, surrounded by books and people who love books—in short, paradise.
"Red Clay Suzie" is his first full-length work of fiction, and it was named a Lambda Literary Most Anticipated LGBTQIA+ Book and awarded the Seven Hills Literary Prize for Fiction. His greatest wish is for a copy of "Red Clay Suzie" to be in every public library so that fellow "fringies" who cannot afford a copy can still read or listen to it.
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Find Your Voice with Summer Reading! Summer Reading is made possible through the support of the Friends of Arlington Public Library. For each person that completes the 2023 Summer Reading Challenge, the Friends of the Arlington Public Library will donate $1 to support Educational Theatre Company.
This event supports Arlington Public Library's recognition of National Pride Month.
Find Your Voice with Summer Reading! Summer Reading is made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Arlington Public Library. For each person that completes the 2023 Summer Reading Challenge, the Friends of the Arlington Public Library will donate $1 to support Educational Theatre Company.