J. California Cooper is coming!!!

February 5, 2010

In case you haven’t heard, a very special guest is coming to Durham this weekend — the much-loved author J. California Cooper! Sponsored by the Durham Library Foundation, she will appear at Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St., on Sunday, February 7 at 3:00 pm. Her author talk is free and open to the public, and books will be available on-site for purchase from the NCCU Bookstore (Ms. Cooper will sign books following her talk). The author of novels, short stories and plays, Ms. Cooper’s work is alive with fascinating characters, a wonderful sense of place, and interesting themes. If you haven’t read any of her work, hop on over to the library and check some out!

Ms. Cooper’s appearance is a special event we’ve planned to coincide with the book discussion series Let’s Talk About It which begins on February 20 at 2:00 pm at the Stanford L. Warren library, located at 1201 Fayetteville Street, with a discussion of J. California Cooper’s Family. More information about the series is available on the Programs and Events tab on the library website (http://durhamcountylibrary.org/events.php) and I do hope you will join us. Let’s Talk About It Is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, in partnership with the North Carolina Center for the Book, a program of the State Library of North Carolina.

So grab your umbrella and come out and join us on Sunday for what promises to be an engaging and special afternoon with J. California Cooper.

— Marian Fragola, Humanities Coordinator (and guest blogger — thanks Skip!)



  1. Hello,

    Big fan of MS. Cooper; couldn’t make NC book event due to weather(live in MD). I was wondering if you knew of any other book events Ms. Cooper, might be appearing at.

    Pam Funderburk

  2. most of the time i listen to audiobooks while surfing the net, i love to multitask he he “

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