Book signing, readings this Saturday at Lighthouse Gift Shop

Published: Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 09:56 AM.

The co-authors of the epic play Turpentine Jake, James E. Hurd and Dr. Linda Bannister, will be at the Cape San Blas Lighthouse Gift Shop, for a book signing and reading.

The event begins at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, Aug. 10. The gift shop is located on Capt. Fred’s Place in the historic Maddox House in Port St. Joe, next door to the Tourist Development Council Welcome Center.

Bannister and Hurd, a Wewahitchka native, based the play on the true story of Hurd’s grandfather Jake and oral histories gathered from surviving turpentine workers in the camps, as he spins tales and song that help fellow workers.

The play was nominated for two NAACP Theater Awards, winning one.

Bannister and Hurd will be signing books and at 1:30 p.m. will perform selected readings.

The event is free and open to the public.



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