If you should happen to be in or near the Winter Park-Orlando area of Florida, I’ll be speaking about Duke Ellington at Rollins College tonight at seven p.m. under the auspices of the Winter Park Institute. Here’s part of the press release:
Teachout started writing his sixth book, Black Beauty: A Life of Duke Ellington, in the spring of 2010. The finished manuscript is due in 2013. What happens between now and then? In this exclusive progress report on the writing of Black Beauty, Teachout takes you inside his workshop and tells the inside story of how he is sculpting the public and private lives of a great artist into a large-scale narrative biography….
For more details, go here.