Roseanne Cash to Speak at Agnes Scott about New Book

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Roseanne Cash will speak at Agnes Scott College Aug. 14 about her soon-to-be published memoir, Composed.
Roseanne Cash
Cash, daughter of music legend Johnny Cash, will discuss and sign copies of Composed (to be published on Aug. 10) at 7 p.m. at Agnes Scott’s Presser Hall. Tickets to the event are $30 and include a copy of Composed. Tickets may be purchased at Ticket Alternative, and books may be picked up at the event. Any tickets not sold prior to the event will be available at the door, but tickets should be purchased prior to the event in order to reserve a seat.

Cash also plans to play a few songs as part of the event and auction off a guitar afterward, with proceeds going to support the Decatur Book Festival’s literacy efforts. The guitar is a custom-made Martin D-41 guitar donated by Yuengling Beer.

In Composed, Cash shares her memories of growing up as Johnny Cash’s eldest child and coming into her own as a performer, daughter and mother.

Cash has recorded 14 albums (two gold) charting 21 Top 40 country singles, 11 of which were No. 1. She has received 10 Grammy nominations—winning in 1985—and was nominated this year for “Sea of Heartbreak,” a duet with Bruce Springsteen on her current CD, The List. Cash is the author of Bodies of Water and the children’s book Penelope Jane: A Fairy’s Tale. Her essays and fiction have been published in The New York Times, Rolling Stone and New York magazine.

The event is presented by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival and Yuengling Beer and hosted by A Cappella Books.

Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location—offering myriad social, cultural and experiential learning opportunities. This highly selective liberal arts college is known for its diverse and dynamic intellectual community. Through SUMMIT, it provides every student, regardless of major, with an individualized course of study and co-curricular experiences that develop leadership abilities and understanding of complex global dynamics.