This event has been cancelled due to weather. The Library will reschedule for another time.
The Writers Group presents special guest author Annie Dawid. Annie will read excerpts from her latest novel “Paradise Undone” a Novel of Jonestown. In Paradise Undone, the author has written fictional accounts of a factual event. Her characters were all real people, although some of the names have been changed. Dawid offers up several perspectives of the event, sprinkled with actual quotes made by Jim Jones. She offers a glimpse into the minds of those involved, and their stories are told based on the facts that she uncovered through decades of research.
The plot for this story was written back in 1978, and the author doesn’t veer from known facts, all though she sets the records straight in some respects. Much of the tale she weaves is spun from actual Jonestown documents. She presents the events through the eyes of those that were there or were members of The People’s Temple, and the aftereffects of this unthinkable event. Annie’s reading will be followed by a question and answer session. The event is free and open to the public.