Druid City Brewing Company to Host ‘Stories and Songs’ Saturday, June 23, 2018
Make plans to come out to Druid City Brewing Company this Saturday for a special evening of stories, songs, beer, and BBQ.
Alabama author Caleb Johnson will host a short reading from his new novel, Treeborne (Picador, 2018). You'll get to check out a live Q & A session with Johnson and purchase a copy of Treeborne and get it signed, too. Here's the novel's official synopsis:
Janie Treeborne lives on an orchard at the edge of Elberta, Alabama, and in time, she has become its keeper. A place where conquistadors once walked, and where the peaches they left behind now grow, Elberta has seen fierce battles, violent storms, and frantic change―and when the town is once again threatened from without, Janie realizes it won’t withstand much more. So she tells the story of its people: of Hugh, her granddaddy, determined to preserve Elberta’s legacy at any cost; of his wife, Maybelle, the postmaster, whose sudden death throws the town into chaos; of her lover, Lee Malone, a black orchardist harvesting from a land where he is less than welcome; of the time when Janie kidnapped her own Hollywood-obsessed aunt and tore the wrong people apart.
As the world closes in on Elberta, Caleb Johnson’s debut novel lifts the veil and offers one last glimpse. "Treeborne" is a celebration and a reminder: of how the past gets mixed up in thoughts of the future; of how home is a story as much as a place.
After the reading and Q & A, Doc Dailey will take the stage. Druid City Brewing Company will have a special keg of Chilton County Peach Wheat on tap, and New Orleans-based chef Nate Barfield of Turkey and Wolf will be providing free BBQ.
Get more info by checking out the event's Facebook page HERE.