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The Help author speaking, signing in Forsyth
Event part of Forsyth Reads Together program
Kathryn Stockett
Kathryn Stockett

Kathryn Stockett, author of “The Help,” will speak and hold a book signing at 7 p.m. today in the Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center, 3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd., Cumming.

Stockett’s appearance is part of the Forsyth Reads Together program.

Published in 2009, “The Help” tells the story of three Mississippi women who start a movement of their own while in the midst of the civil rights era in the early 1960s.

The novel spent more than 100 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and was the basis for the Academy-Award-winning movie of the same name starring Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Emma Stone.

The book is available in a variety of formats for checkout from the library. Those attending the event can bring their own copies to be signed or purchase a copy from Barnes & Noble at the event.

Admission is free, but registration is requested. To register, visit or visit the Ask Us Desk at any library branch.