IN-PERSON - Misty Copeland | The Wind at My Back: Resilience, Grace, and Other Gifts from My Mentor, Raven Wilkinson

Tue, November 29, 2022 7:30 P.M.
Cost: $16.50 ticket or $38.80 book-with-ticket


In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6abc Action News morning edition

The first African American principal dancer in the history of the elite American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland is one of the world’s most accomplished and recognizable artists. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Life in Motion, Ballerina Body, Black Ballerinas, and the children’s books Bunheads and Firebird. A recipient of the Spingarn Medal from the NAACP, an inductee in the Boys and Girls Club Alumni Hall of Fame, one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people, and one of Glamour’s Women of the Year, Copeland also made her critically acclaimed Broadway debut in 2015 in On the Town. In The Wind at My Back, Copeland offers a memoir about her formative and enduring relationship with friend, mentor, and trailblazing ballet dancer Raven Wilkinson.

MASKS ARE REQUIRED IN ORDER TO JOIN THE BOOK SIGNING LINE                                                            
Books will be available for purchase at the library on event night.
If you purchase a book in advance you will collect it as you enter the auditorium.
Books provided by Uncle Bobbie's Coffee and Books
Ticket price includes processing fees.

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103