Sandra Worsham grew up in Milledgeville, where she attended City Elementary School and Baldwin High School. Her father, a barber on Wayne Street and a deacon at First Baptist Church, and her mother, a nurse Georgia College, raised Worsham and her sister in the Baptist faith. Worsham earned degrees from Georgia Southern, Georgia College, and the University of Georgia. Her stories have been published in Memphis Magazine, Carolina Quarterly, Western Humanities Review, Ascent, and Chattahoochee Review, among others. After teaching a Baldwin High School for thirty years, Worsham retired and wrote Essential Ingredients: Recipes for teaching Writing. Worsham has earned many awards throughout her career as a teacher and a writer, including Georgia’s Teacher of the Year in 1982, a Milken Award in 1992, and the First in Fiction award in the Red Hen Press competition.
Worsham has been working on her memoir, Going to Wings, for seventy years. The Kirkus Review calls her work “a palpable and invigorating book, mapping a woman’s lifelong efforts to discover her own sexual identity through Christianity and friendship.” Worsham’s story of her life is sure to resonate with many readers as she explores her struggles with family, church, and herself.
This book signing and reading is a free event for the community. There will be copies of Going to Wings for sale at the signing. Cash, check, and card will be accepted for the book. The book signing will take place from 1:00 – 3:00 PM on September 10 at the John Marlor Art Center, and Worsham will read from her book at Allen’s Market at 2:00 PM.