Virtual Book Club with Brendan Slocumb

Brendan Slocumb is a classically trained violinist and accomplished music educator. His much-anticipated debut novel, The Violin Conspiracy, takes place against a backdrop the author knows well: the fiercely competitive world of professional classical musicians. Intrepid protagonist Ray McMillian – who, like Slocumb, is a Black violinist from North Carolina – is shocked to discover that his family’s beat-up heirloom fiddle is in fact a priceless Stradivarius. Soon after this life-changing revelation, however, the rising star’s fortunes take a turn for the worse. Publishers Weekly calls The Violin Conspiracy: “A gripping debut… Slocumb sensitively portrays Ray’s resilience in the face of extreme racism.”

Collaborator: MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency). Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 


Mar 08 2022


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Hennepin County Library
Hennepin County Library