Faces & Voices: Celebrating the Art of Preserving Memories

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on April 11, 2015

On April 16, 2015 from 6-7:45 pm Bookmark It and the Orlando Public Library System invite you to join us for Faces & Voices: Celebrating the Art of Preserving Memories, 

as we bring together two authors who have created beautiful and poignant books which celebrate the importance of capturing and preserving individual’s stories in both prose and photography.


Emita Brady Hill co-editor of Bronx Faces and Voices will discuss her collection of provocative first-hand narratives (co-edited Janet Butler Munch) from those elected officials, religious leaders, community members, and activists who experienced first hand the troubled years of arson, crime, abandonment, and flight throughout the 1970s and 1980s and were determined to preserve the stability of their New York community.  The interviews, paired with portraits by photographers Georgeen Comerford and Walter Rosenblum, document the Bronx “faces” in their beauty and diversity: young and old, witnesses to the history they lived and created.


Local film documentarian Eric Dusenbery will present portraits and musings from his newly-published book, “Florida Soup: Putting History On the Table”. The collection offers a rich harvest of storytellers, from a tobacco-spitting blue crab fisherman to a rancher who reminisces about Depression-era farming.


A Q&A and book signing will follow this FREE presentation and we encourage you to join the other fun events as part of Downtown Orlando’s monthly Third Thursday Orlando.  For more information and parking directions (Downtown Orlando branch) please see www.bookmarkitorlando/events.


Event information:


Date:                      Thursday, April 16, 2015

Location:               Orange County Public Library – Downtown Orlando Branch

Albertson Room

Time:                      6pm – 7:45pm

Cost:                      FREE, author titles available for purchase



For additional information on event or for author information, please contact Kim@bookmarkitorlando.com



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