October 22 "coffee hour" presentation
On Wednesday, October 22, Alexs Pate will present "The Adventures of the Black Arrow: Search for Libertalia Cosmology of a Novel-in-Progress" from 2:30-4:00 in the Geneva H. Southall Library (Social Sciences Tower 815). [Presentation Abstract]
Some years ago, Alexs Pate fell in love with the idea of writing a novel that told the story of the ascendance of a runaway slave from the United States to captain of a pirate ship. Ostensibly set in the 1700s, the fictional story of the Black Arrow takes us to the Spanish Main where a group of pirates stumble upon two significant treasures...neither of which are gold. One of these is a map to true freedom. In this Coffee Hour, Pate will read from the novel-in-progress and talk about the relationship between history, imagination, and ideas.