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05.31.2018 | Allison Coffelt signs and discusses “Maps Are Lines We Draw” | Free

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Categories: Literature & Poetry


Left Bank Books welcomes Columbia, MO author Allison Coffelt, who will sign and discuss her new book, “Maps are Lines We Draw: A Road Trip through Haiti,” with Maryville University professor Jess Bowers!

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of “Maps are Lines We Draw” from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.

After a decade of dreaming, Allison Coffelt arrived in Haiti, ready—she thought—”to learn how much she didn’t know” about the Caribbean nation. She embarked on a life-changing journey that would weave Haiti’s proud, tumultuous history and present reality into her life forever. “Maps Are Lines We Draw” explores the culture and natural beauty of the island as well as its discomfiting realities: the threat well-intentioned aid organizations can present to the local economy; the privilege that determines who gets to travel between a “here” and a distant “there” which is foreign and other; and the challenge of doing long-term good.

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