Fordham Notes: Award-Winning Writer and Musician to Speak at Fordham

Friday, April 9, 2010

Award-Winning Writer and Musician to Speak at Fordham

James McBride, the award-winning writer, composer and musician, will discuss his book, The Color of Water (Riverhead/Putnam, 1997), on Thursday, April 15, at Fordham’s Lincoln Center and Rose Hill campuses.

McBride will address students at noon in the Lowenstein Center Atrium on the Lincoln Center campus. He will then give a reading and sign books on the Rose Hill campus at 5 p.m., in the Flom Auditorium, in the lower level of the William D. Walsh Family Library.

The Color of Water was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than two years, and is read in colleges across America. McBride is also the author of The Miracle at St. Anna (Riverhead, 2003), which was made into a major motion picture directed by Spike Lee.

As a composer, McBride won the American Music Theater Festival's Stephen Sondheim Award for his jazz/pop musical Bobos, and has composed songs for Anita Baker, Grover Washington, Jr., and Gary Burton. A jazz saxophonist, he has performed with Rachelle Farrell and with legendary jazz performer Little Jimmy Scott.

For more information, contact Sarah Gambito, assistant professor and the director of the Creative Writing program, at

-Gina Vergel
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