Pre-talk Screening of “Precious” at Fayetteville Library


In preparation for the personal appearance of the author of the novel Push, the Fayetteville Library will host a screening of the film Precious, which is based on the book.

Written by a former remedial reading teacher whose pen name is Sapphire, Push is based on the author’s experiences with girls like the one the novel is about, It’s the gritty story of incest and abuse, and one woman’s effort to escape illiteracy and the rejection that goes with poverty and obesity.

The screening is set for Thursday, April 15 at 6 p.m. in the Walker Community room.

Sapphire will speak at the Library on Tuesday, April 20 at 7 p.m.

Both the screening and the talk are free and open to the public.

Maeve Maddox writes about English usage and public education at Her most recent publication is The Fabergé Flute, a cozy mystery novel set in 1980s London.

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