Meet Angela W. Williams, Author of ‘Hush Now, Baby’ at upcoming local events

06 Sep Meet Angela W. Williams, Author of ‘Hush Now, Baby’ at upcoming local events

What Happens When The Help Becomes Family? 

For Immediate Release

“With beautifully crafted prose and deft narrative skill, Angela Williams has written a tribute to the remarkable woman whose love and strength shaped her entire life.”

Pat Conroy, author of The Death of Santini 

Angela W. Williams, author of Hush Now, Baby (Texas Review Press), has been invited to participate in a panel discussion on “growing up in the South” — as well as a book signing — at the 2016 Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Book in Nashville, Tennessee October 14-16.
In a real life coming-of-age story, love and grace are the life lessons that compel author Angela W. Williams to reflect on her relationship with African-American caretaker Eva Aiken in her memoir Hush Now, Baby, while taking a more informed look at the turmoil of the civil rights era that churned beneath her Lowcountry upbringing.
Dealing with issues such as race, racism, alcoholism, and abuse, Williams describes “how a little white girl grew out of an uneasy childhood in the segregated South…on the backbone of the black woman who loved her unabashedly.”
Can’t make it to Nashville? Williams will speak at several public events in the area, including: the Heritage Library on Hilton Head Island at 10:30 am on Thursday, September 8; the Santa Elena History Center in Beaufort at 4 pm on Thursday, September 8; and  the Penn Center on Helena Island at 5:30pm on Friday, September 9.
Angela W. Williams is a graduate of Queens College and received her Master’s from Duke University. A life-long teacher, her last tenure was twenty years at The Citadel. She’s published academic books and articles as well as short stories. Currently she is a Communication Consultant and Coach.

Angela lives in Mt. Pleasant. You’ll find her playing tennis, reading to her grandsons, or sipping tea on her porch overlooking the water that brought so many African Americans to its shore…and thinking of Eva.