Friday, March 25, 2011

Ragtime Kid author LARRY KARP

Thursday, April 28th, 7:00 p.m. AUTHOR -- LARRY KARP -- IN PERSON. A mystery set in 1899 in Sedalia, Missouri, The Ragtime Kid weaves the story of a white teenage pianist who implicates his idol, Scott Joplin, in a crime. The Friends of the Crowell Public Library are honored to have the author, LARRY KARP, in person on Thursday evening, April 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the Library’s Barth Community Room. Larry Karp grew up in Paterson, New Jersey and New York City. In 1995, he left medical work to write mysteries full time. Larry's books have been finalists for the Daphne and Spotted Owl Awards, and have appeared on the Los Angeles Times (The Ragtime Kid, December 2006) and Seattle Times (The King of Ragtime, November 2008) Fiction Best-Seller Lists. Larry lives in Seattle with his wife, Myra. The Ragtime Kid blends fiction and history, examining social attitudes and racial relations at the birth, death, and revival of ragtime music in America. The story begins when white music store owner John Stark is made the extraordinary and unexplained offer of a royalties contract for a tune, "Maple Leaf Rag," by a young, little-known black composer named Scott Joplin. Other upcoming ONE BOOK, ONE CITY festivities celebrating The Ragtime Kid are: Thursday, March 31, 7:00 p.m. Pianist DOUG HAISE Tuesday, April 12th, Musical Tour of Los Angeles Call the Rec Dept for details & reservations: (626) 403-2200 Thursday, April 14, 7:00 p.m. CROWN CITY DIXELAND BAND Thursday, April 21, 7:00 p.m. PHIL CANNON, ragtime aficionado & guitarist The more the merrier! Share this event on Facebook & Twitter. 1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino, CA 91108-2595 ● Phone: (626) 300-0777