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Otterbein Presents Writer and Dancer Alexis Wilson

June 13, 2014

Westerville, OH—The Friends of the Otterbein University Courtright Memorial Library will host author Alexis Wilson for a reading and discussion from her memoir, Not So Black and White, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, at the library, 138 W. Main St. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale and an autograph book signing will follow Wilson’s presentation.

Wilson is a writer, speaker and dancer. She was born in the Netherlands to a Dutch ballerina and an African-American award winning Broadway choreographer and director. Her memoir, Not So Black and White, is the story of a bi-racial young woman who is faced the abandonment of her mother and adapts to a new life of being raised by a same sex parent household. Wilson shares her experiences not only through her book, but through public-speaking and philanthropy work for the homeless and AIDS victims.

Wilson has spent much of her life as a professional dancer and dance teacher. She has worked with award winning choreographers and appeared on television, film and Broadway. She earned her bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Carnegie-Mellon University. She is currently writing and preparing to perform her own one-woman show, Not So Black and White. Read more information about her at www.notsoblackandwhite.com.

The Friends of the Otterbein University Courtright Memorial Library is a non-profit membership organization. Support of the Friends of the Library allows the Courtright Memorial Library to enhance teaching and learning at Otterbein. For more information, call the Courtright Memorial Library at (614) 823-1215.

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