Tennessee State University will host a reading and book signing for new author, Rev. Barbara Woods-Washington, on June 21 in the Avon Williams campus library. Woods-Washington will do a reading and book signing for the launch of her first published book, Faith of a Mustard Seed in the Avon Williams library, 330 10th Ave. N., on June 21 at 11 am.
The book, Faith of a Mustard Seed Thoughts on the use of Faith in the Gospels, is described as “an accumulation of the words of Jesus of Nazareth, in a perspective rarely mentioned in Sunday services.”
Washington has been a columnist for the Nashville PRIDE newspaper for over seven years. She is currently a prayer leader at Salem AME Church in Germantown.
Washington received a Bachelor of Science degree from Tennessee State University and the Master of Divinity from Gammon Theological Seminary of the Interdenominational Theo-logical Center in Atlanta, Ga. She is an ordained deacon and elder in the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church and former pastor of Gordon Road UMC, Atlanta, Ga. and Bethel UMC, Brooklyn, N.Y.
“There is a lot more to learn about ‘Rev. Barbara,’ according to her bio.
“She is a creative, knowledgeable and gentle spirit,” said a close friend.
An example of Rev. Barbara’s special gift of crafting will also be recognized. She will have a display of special historic TSU quilts that were tailor made by her. These quilts are just one category of crafts in which she is very skilled. She is an avid quilter, also working with denim, t-shirts and many other craft products to create extraordinary items.
Guests attending the book launch will enjoy refreshments and an opportunity to meet with the author with a question and answer session following an introduction of the author’s intent and a reading of excerpts from the book.
The reading, signing and reception will be held in the library on the first floor of the TSU Avon Williams Campus, 330 10th Ave. N. in downtown Nashville.
For more information, contact literary agent, Vickie Jenkins-Shaw, at 615-361-0929.