On My Mind: the writings of Sarah Bracey White                                                                                        

On My Own - Excerpts
The Devil's Wife
The Eyes Tell All
The Portrait
Project Talent
Julius Rosenwald Schools
On My Genes
Happy New Year
Greetings From VT
Cloud Watching
Why I Garden
Shedding the Cloak of Fiction
Women's History Month presentation
Primary Lessons
In progress
Coming appearances
Children of the Dream
Contact me
New Links


                                     “Primary Lessons: A Memoir”

                           Book talks/author readings and book signings with Sarah Bracey White 

[If you'd like me to come talk to your book club or at your school, please contact me at bracey0114@aol.com]

Recent Appearances


February 21, 2020. "Primary Lessons" was the Big Read at Maria Regina High School, Hartsdale, NY. I spent a full day at the school, where I addressed five individual groups of about 30-40 teen-aged girls about various aspects of my life and the writing of "Primary Lessons." A Q&A followed each of those sessions.

January 19, 2020. Guest Speaker. Annual  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Incentive and Scholarship Fund Program. Ossining High School


Sunday, October 27, 2019. Cuneen-Hackett Arts Center, Poughkeepsie, NY.  "Thoughts of Home: Not My Home" with Read 650.

Sunday, April 7, 2019; 2 pm; Ozzie Davis Theater, New Rochelle Public Library. "Books: Food for Thought," with Read 650.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 7 p.m. Hudson Valley Writers Center, Sleepy Hollow, NY. Reading with Q&A

Sunday, January 13, 2019. St. James the Less Church, Scarsdale, NY. "Conversation on Race."


Saturday, February 17, 2018: 2-3-pm; Harrison Public Library. "Memoir: Where Past and Present collide."

Tuesday, February 6, 2018; 10 am - 12:30 pm. Book Talk/Discussion; JCC of Mid Westchester, 999 Wilmont Road, Scarsdale, NY


Tuesday, September 12, 2017; 11 am - 12:30 pm, "Memoirs We Love: Primary Lessons."

       The Old Guard Lecture Series, Ethical Culture Society, 7 Saxon Woods Road, White Plains, NY. 

Thursday, August 31, 2017; 3 – 5:30 pm

       “Meet the Author & Book Signing,” The Elephant Ear Gallery, 672 Builtman Drive, Sumter, SC

Friday, September 1, 2017; 4 – 6 pm

       "Meet the Author & Book Signing,” Books-a-Million, Sumter Mall, Sumter, SC

Saturday, September 2, 12 noon - 4 pm

       Book exhibit and signing, 140th Anniversary Book Fair, First Nazareth Baptist Church,

       2501 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29204

Sunday, September 3, 2017, 2-3 pm

      “Awareness: Leland Pinder Interviews Sarah Bracey White.” News 12, WIS TV, (Columbia, SC)

Sunday, September 3, 2017, 3 – 5 pm

      “A Pinewood Homecoming: Family history talk, book signing and reception", American Legion Post #117

       Main & Clark Streets, Pinewood, SC 29125

March 8, 2017 - Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD. Women's History Month event honoring Morgan's women authors.

March 19, 2017 - 650 Writers, State University of New York, Ulster, Live-streaming and video taping.

March 30, 2017- JCC of Mid Westchestchester, Scarsdale, NY. "Salute to the Arts"

February 23, 2017 - Marian Woods Catholic Retirement Community, Hartsdale, NY; Essays and stories

May 2, 2017 - The Manor Club, Pelham Manor, NY, noon, reading and book talk

May 22, 2017 - Portchester-Rye Brook Public Library, 7 pm, reading and book talk


Thursday, May 19, 2016; 12:30 pm: "Primary Lessons," Somers League of Women Voters' Annual Authors' Luncheon

        Travelers' Rest, Ossining, NY

Thursday, September 22, 2016; 2 pm: "Primary Lessons," Scarsdale Women's Club, Scarsdale, NY

Tuesday, May 3, 2016; 7 pm: "The Wanderlust: A SC Folk Tale," Reading and Conversation, Greenburgh Library, Elmsford, NY

Monday, April 11, 2016; 6 pm: "Primary Lessons," Reading & Conversations," Kendall-on-Hudson, Briarcliff, NY

Saturday, March 12, 2016; 2 pm: Sumter County Library, Local Authors' Book Fair, Sumter, SC

Thursday, February 25, 2016; 10:30 am: Reading, Theodore Young Community Center, Greenburgh, NY

Saturday, February 13, 2016; 2 pm: "The Wanderlust: A SC Folk Tale," Somers Public Library

Thursday, February 11, 2016; 10:30 am: "The Wanderlust: A SC Folk Tale,"  Staged reading and Q & A,

            Marian Woods Catholic Retirement Community. Hartsdale, NY. Reading/Book Talk

Wednesday, February 10, 2016; 3 pm: Cable TV interview/Total Faith Network


Tuesday, September 29, 2015; 3 pm: A Conversation With SBW; Wainwright House, Rye, NY

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 3 pm; The Writing Center @ Morgan State University

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 6 pm; Wegman's, Baltimore, Maryland. Reading/Book Talk

Friday, January 30, 2015; Exhibitor. South Carolina Council of Teachers of English annual conference. Kiawah Island (Charleston), South Carolina.

Saturday, January 31, 2015; 3-5 pm. Sumter County Public Library, 111 N. Harvin Street, Sumter, SC. Annual Local Authors' Book Fair.


Sunday, October 12, 2014; Bethedsa Baptist Church, Port Chester, NY. Women's Day Literary Event.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014; 7 pm. Greenburgh Public Library - Convivial Book Club. Discussion

Monday, September 22, 2014; 12 noon. Mahopac NY. Book Club discussion.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014; 4 pm. Sarah Neuman Nursing Home Auditorium, Larchmont, NY. "At Home on the Sound," a community organization founded by local residents of Larchmont and Mamaroneck, that enhances the lives of people 60 and over. A discussion about my early l ife in the south.

Saturday, June 14, 2014; 4 pm. Reese's Book Club, Theodore D. Young Community Center, 32 Manhattan Avenue, White Plains (Greenburgh).


Tuesday, September 24, 2013; 7 pm - Greenburgh Public Library, 300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford, NY

Wednesday, October 16, 2013; 7pm - Ossining, Public Library, 53 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY

Saturday, October 19, 2013; 2 pm - Mt. Kisco Public Library, 100 Main Street, Mt. Kisco, NY

Thursday October 24, 2013; 7 pm - Mahopac Public Library, 668 Route Six, Mahopac, NY 10541

Saturday, November 9, 2013; 2:30 pm - White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601

Saturday, November 30, 2013; 4 pm - Books-A-Million, The Sumter Mall, Sumter, South Carolina

Tuesday, December 3,  2013; 7 pm - Chappaqua Public Library, 195 South Greely Avenue, Chappaqua, NY

Sunday, December 8, 2013; 4:30 pm - Hudson Valley Writers Center, 300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow, NY

*Internet  interview with Dr. Alvin Jones.  Click on following link, scroll down on the right side until you reach the image

         of "Primary Lessons," then click on it to hear the interview.   http://www.dralvinjones.com/

*WVOX Radio/New Rochelle with Linda Tarrant-Reid. Thursday, October 3rd, 3 pm. (Listen in via live streaming)