The Flint Genealogical Society will meet in a special meeting Saturday, October 22, 2011, 2 p.m. in room 205 at the Flint Public Library located at 1026 E Kearsley St, Flint.Parking is behind the library, off of Crapo St.
The special speaker is Steve Luxenberg, author of Annie's Ghosts: A Journey Into a Family Secret - part detective story, part social history, part memoir - revolves around his mother's decision to hide the existence of a sister, Annie.Annie had been institutionalized for 31 years in the asylum known as Eloise, near Detroit.Annie's Ghosts has been named to The Washington Post's Best Books of 2009 list and has been honored as a 2010 Michigan Notable Book by the Library of Michigan.
Mr. Luxenberg is a Washington Post associate editor and award-winning author.He has been 25 years at The Post where he has headed the newspaper's investigative staff and its Sunday section of commentary and opinion.Mr. Luxenberg has delivered the 2010 Horace W. Davenport lecture in the medical humanities at the University of Michigan.He also has a TV "credit" - look carefully, and you'll see him as an extra in HBO's dramatic series "The Wire."(Hint: Season five, episode three.)
Mr. Luxenberg and his wife, Mary Jo Kirschman, a former school librarian, live in Baltimore, MD and have two adult children.
The book Annie's Ghost will be availble for purchase at the program.Admission is free, although a donation will be accepted.