Meet the author of The Queen of Katwe A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl’s Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster.
When: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Savoy Café, 24 W. Figueroa St., Santa Barbara
Cost: Not available
Age limit: Not available
Categories: Lectures & Workshops: Book Signings
The book, published by Simon & Shuster, tells the true and inspiring story of Phiona Mutesi, a Andrew Popp Memorial Scholar from the Katwe slum of Kampala, Uganda. A poor, dirty, desperate street girl, Phiona searched out the Sports Outreach ministry site in the Katwe slum in 2005, because she was hungry. In addition to a meal she discovered her passion, skill and love for the game of chess and has become the national champion. The October Readers Digest features the story that catapulted Tim into writing the book. Come hear for yourself.
Event posted Oct. 4, 2012
Last updated Oct. 4, 2012