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Events

Evening with author Elizabeth Silver May 5

May 1, 2014

The Library's author series is one of its many programs that enrich the intellectual vitality of our community, deepen our understanding, and awaken interest for learning. Author Elizabeth Silver appears May 5 at the Hilton Fort Collins.

Monday, May 5
7-9 p.m.
Hilton Fort Collins
425 W. Prospect

Free event, limited seating

Elizabeth Silver, author of the Execution of Noa P. Singleton, will speak on Monday, May 5 as part of the free author evening series sponsored by the Friends of the CSU Libraries and the Poudre River Friends of the Library.

The event is free and open to the public – no tickets are required. 

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  A book signing and sales will follow the program.

A fascinating novel about the stories we tell ourselves to survive, the scars that never fade and the things we choose to call the truth.

A magnificiently original novel

Noa P. Singleton speaks not a word in her own defense throughout a brief trial that ends with a jury finding her guilty of first-degree murder. Ten years later, she sits on death row in a maximum security penitentiary, just six months away from her execution date.

Out of the blue, she is visited by Marlene Dixon, a high-powered Philadelphia attorney who is also the heartbroken mother of the woman Noa was imprisoned for killing.

She tells Noa that she has changed her mind about the death penalty and Noa’s sentence, and will do everything in her considerable power to convince the governor to commute the sentence to life in prison – if Noa will finally reveal what led her to commit her crime.

Elizabeth Silver. Photo by Marion Ettlinger.

Noa and Marlene become inextricably linked through the law, shared sentiments of guilt, and irreversible mistakes in an unapologetic tale of love, anguish, and deception that is as unpredictable as it is magnificently original.

About Silver

Elizabeth Silver is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, the MA program in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia in England, and Temple University Beasley School of Law.

She has taught English as a Second Language in Costa Rica, writing and literature at several universities in Philadelphia, and worked as a judicial clerk and research attorney for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

Free author programs

This program is part of a series of free author programs presented by and sponsored by Friends of the CSU Libraries and the Poudre River Friends of the Library, and supported by the City of Fort Collins Fort FundKUNC Radio and the Hilton Fort Collins. Book sales are by Old Firehouse Books.