WSHU's 'Join the Conversation' with Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor

News Story: January 17, 2013

National Public Radio member station WSHU Public Radio will hold a special event featuring Sue Monk Kidd, author of the New York Times blockbuster-turned-major motion picture, The Secret Life of Bees, along with her daughter, Anne Kidd Taylor, for a talk about their new memoir, Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story, on Wednesday, September 9, 2009, at 7:00 pm, at the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts in Fairfield, CT. This event is part of WSHU’s popular author series, “Join the Conversation,” which brings prominent writers to the area for engaging, thought-provoking discussions. A book signing will follow their talk.

Traveling with Pomegranates is an inspirational story that chronicles the pair’s moving journey together throughout Greece and France. It offers distinct perspectives from two women at different stages in their life – a 50-something and a 20-something – both at crossroads, on a quest to redefine themselves. In the process, they rediscover each other. Sue Monk Kidd’s first novel, The Secret Life of Bees, has spent more than 125 weeks on the NYT’s bestseller list and was adapted into an award-winning film in 2008. Her second novel, The Mermaid Chair, a # 1 NYT’s bestseller, was adapted into a television movie. Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor live in Charleston, SC.

Talk/Book Signing:

Sue Monk Kidd and Anne Kidd Taylor

Authors of Traveling with Pomegranates

Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 7:00 pm

The Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts

5151 Park Ave., Fairfield, CT

Books will be available for purchase at the event. This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. There will be a $3.00 suggested donation at the door to benefit WSHU Public Radio. To make reservations, or to find out more details, go to This event is sponsored by Ikea and RTK Environmental Group.

WSHU/WSUF Public Radio Group is a not-for-profit, member-supported station which brings the best in public broadcasting to over 245,000* listeners in Long Island and Connecticut. WSHU airs National Public Radio (NPR) programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Car Talk, as well as Sunday Baroque, local classical music programming and in-depth news coverage on the following frequencies: WSHU 91.1 FM, WSUF 89.9 FM, WSHU 91.3 FM, WSHU 91.7 FM, WSHU 103.3 FM, WSUF 105.7 FM, WSHU 1260 AM, and

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