Eat & Greet with Terry McMillan
Terry McMillan's breakout novel, Mama, won the Doubleday New Voices in Fiction Award and an American Book Award in 1987. Her second novel, Disappearing Acts, received critical acclaim, selling more than two million copies after its release in 1989. With no collections of African-American writing to teach, she edited the seminal anthology of new black fiction, Breaking Ice. Waiting to Exhale spent more than 38 weeks on The New York Times Bestseller List and Forest Whitaker's film sold-out millions of theaters and won seven Grammy Awards and an MTV Movie Award, among others. In 2010, she released Getting to Happy, the sequel to Waiting to Exhale. In 1995 McMillan's Jamaican vacation inspired her fourth novel, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, which debuted at number one on The New York Times Bestseller List, where it would stay for months. A Day Late and a Dollar Short debuted at number one on The New York Times Bestseller List as well. In 2002 McMillan won an NAACP Image Award and an Essence Award. The Interruption of Everything was released in 2005 amidst a maelstrom of undesirable media attention brought on by her divorce. She has since recovered from the emotional upheaval that rocked her heart and career releasing Who Asked You? which takes an intimate look at the burdens and blessings of family and speaks to trusting your own judgment even when others don't agree. Her newest novel is I Almost Forgot About You.
Enjoy a Southern breakfast with Terry as she talks about her new book, I Almost Forgot About You. Doors open at 8 a.m.
There will be no refunds for tickets.
Sweet Potatoes Restaurant (View)
529 N. Trade Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
|Minimum Age: 18
|Kid Friendly: No
|Dog Friendly: No
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!
|On BPT Since: Jan 12, 2009