Book Discussion: "In a Colorful Place" with co-author Dan Conaway

Colorful Perspectives in Black and White.

Join us for an all-new, online book presentation by co-author and lifelong Memphian, Dan Conaway. "In a Colorful Place" was released in late 2020. A collection of sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, and always insightful columns makes up this fantastic book, which is destined to become a Memphis favorite.

Our presentation takes place on Thursday, February 11th, at 6:00 pm. This presentation and discussion is free.

Buy the book from Elmwood's gift shop and Mr. Conaway will donate a portion of the proceeds back to Elmwood!

For more information on the authors and the book, see below. And, see you online real soon!

Dan Conaway and Otis Sanford share a city and an abiding interest in what makes it and all of us tick. Both are columnists for The Daily Memphian since its birth in 2018. A completely digital publication, the baby has already grown into the largest news organization in Memphis, Tennessee, and the Mid-South, and increasingly a model for the nation in meeting the evolving challenges of journalism.

A lifelong Memphian, Conaway has had a decades-long career heading advertising agencies and creative boutiques, winning awards at every level, and keeping his insight into people and places – and his sense of humor – throughout. He's been writing columns for more than ten years that delight and enrage his readers but never bore them. This collaboration is his second book of collected columns.

Sanford's distinguished career in journalism began at the high school paper in Panola County, Mississippi, traveled through newsrooms including Oxford, Jackson, Memphis, and Detroit as a reporter, feature writer, columnist and editor, in front of microphones and cameras as a regular commentator and political analyst, onto the pages of his books, and into the Hardin Chair of Excellence in Journalism and Strategic Media at the University of Memphis. His columns enlighten, entertain and stir his readers in a way that only honesty and informed opinion can.

Both of them draw from a lifetime of experience, a practiced eye, a talent for storytelling, and the deep well of a city and a region brimming with those stories. Mr. Conaway and Mr. Sanford – do tell.


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Date & Time

February 11, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM