G. Willow Wilson, the acclaimed author of two popular comic series, Ms. Marvel and Wonder Woman will discuss her latest novel The Bird King on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7 PM. This HPLQ series will take place inside the Auditorium of the Julia Ideson Building located at 550 McKinney St., 77002. After the discussion, Wilson will be joined by Houston Public Media’s Laura Isensee for a conversation followed by a book sale hosted by Blue Willow Bookshop and signing.
Visit www.houstonlibrary.org to register and for more information or call 832-393-2028.This event is free and open to the public.
About the Book
A jubilant story of love versus power, religion versus faith, and freedom versus safety and an epic adventure to find safety in a mythical realm. The Bird King challenges us to consider what true love is and the price of freedom at a time when the West and the Muslim world were not yet separate.
About the Author
Willow Wilson currently writes the Hugo Award-winning comic book series Ms. Marvel for Marvel comics. Her debut novel-without-pictures, Alif the Unseen won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and was a finalist for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. In 2010, she wrote a memoir called The Butterfly Mosque about love, Islam and life in Egypt during the waning years of the Mubarak regime. She’s also written graphic novels and comic book series for DC Comics and its literary imprint, Vertigo, and helped launch the ongoing series A-Force for Marvel Comics. In 2015, she received a special commendation for innovation in graphic literature at the PEN Center USA Literary Awards. Her books are published by Grove/Atlantic Books in the United States and Atlantic UK in the United Kingdom.
About the Houston Public Library
The Houston Public Library (HPL) operates 37 neighborhood libraries, three HPL Express Libraries, a Central Library, the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, The African American Library at the Gregory School, and the Parent Resource Library located in the Children’s Museum of Houston. With more than eight million visits per year in person and online, HPL is committed to excellent customer service and equitable access to information and programs by providing library customers with free use of a diverse collection of printed materials and electronic resources, Internet, laptop and computer use, and a variety of database and reference resources with live assistance online 24/7.
For further information, visit the Houston Public Library at www.houstonlibrary.org, on Twitter @houstonlibrary, on Facebook – houstonlibrary or call 832-393-1313.