Thanks to Zoom, a spate of book and movie talks

January 21, 2021 Bill Sizemore 0 Comments

Among the many casualties of the Covid lockdown have been in-person book talks. I miss those opportunities to meet readers and get their input about my books.

The next best thing is virtual meet-ups made possible by the magic of Zoom. Several of those are coming up over the next few weeks. Here’s a roundup:

–I’ll do an illustrated Zoom presentation about Uncle George and Me, the story of my slaveholding ancestors, their slaves and those slaves’ descendants, as part of the Williamsburg Regional Library’s One Book, One Community series. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m.

–I’ll join filmmaker Frederick Murphy for a Zoom session sponsored by “Charlotte Talks,” WFAE, 90.7 FM, featuring his documentary film The Other Side of the Coin: Race, Generations and Reconciliation, which includes interviews with Uncle George Sizemore and me. Tuesday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m.

–I’ll join Frederick again for a Zoom screening of his film followed by a Q&A sponsored by the Richmond Public Library. Thursday, Feb. 11, 6 p.m.

–Frederick and I will meet up for another Zoom screening of his film for the Historic Triangle Chapter of Coming to the Table, a national racial reconciliation organization, again followed by a Q&A. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m.

–I’ll give an illustrated Zoom lecture, “Overcoming Amnesia: Uncovering the Truth about a Family’s Role in Slavery,” for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at William & Mary, again with a Q&A. There’s a fee for this. Thursday, April 22, 2 p.m.

If you’d like a Zoom link for any of these events, just shoot me an email at

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