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Author Q&A: David Barclay Moore

March 22, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

WHEN: Wednesday March 22, 2023 at 6:00pm

WHERE: Albany Public Library – Washington Ave Branch, Large Auditorium, 161 Washington Ave, Albany NY 12210

COST: FREE but registration is required HERE.

BUS: #10, 12, 114

Conversation / Q&A, Main Branch, Albany Public Library, Large Auditorium, 161 Washington Ave, Albany NY 12210

Registration required: https://davidbarclaymoore.eventbrite.com

David Barclay Moore is the author of the runaway middle grade bestseller, The Stars Beneath Our Feet (2017), the story of a young man who “tries to steer a safe path through the projects in Harlem in the wake of his brother’s death.” Winner of the Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe Award, the novel has been adopted as a core text in school curricula throughout the U.S.

The New York Times said, “The right story at the right time…. It’s not just a narrative; it’s an experience. It’s the novel we’ve been waiting for.” ​

Moore’s new novel is Holler of the Fireflies (2022), about a “boy from the hood in Brooklyn” and his experiences at a STEM camp in Appalachia, where he encounters racism and discovers who he is, including his sexual identity. School Library Journal called it, “both timely and timeless.”

​Presented by the Albany Public Library and the New York State Writers Institute. Major support and funding provided by the Carl E. Touhey Foundation.

Photo credit: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

David Barclay Moore, credit Timothy Greenfield-Sanders 383.jpgDavid Barclay Moore's Holler of the Fireflies


March 22, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm