Author Event | Bridgett M. Davis: The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers
Sunday October 20, 2019: 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby
Award-winning filmmaker and author Bridgett M. Davis grew up in Detroit with a secret—one she continued to safeguard into her adult years. Her family’s livelihood was entirely dependent on her mother’s business— a hugely successful underground lottery known as The Numbers, which her mother ran for over three decades from her dining room table.
Davis has written an exquisite memoir of her mother in The World According To Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers. Join us as she discusses her mother, the family secret, and this critically-acclaimed new memoir.
Bridgett M. Davis is a Professor of Journalism and the Writing Professions at Baruch College, CUNY, where she teaches creative, film, and narrative writing. A graduate of Spelman College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, she is the director of the award-winning feature film Naked Acts and the author of two novels, Into the Go-Slow and Shifting Through Neutral.
This event includes a signing with books for sale.