Terry McMillan
Oak Park Speaker Series


The Oak Park Speaker Series is proud to present well-known author Terry McMillan. 

6pm – Speaker Series (Guild Theater – 2828 35th Street)

7pm – Book Signing (Underground Books – 2814 35th Street)

Note: MUST purchase book from Underground Books to attend book signing.


Terry McMillan was born and raised in Port Huron, Michigan, and discovered her love of literature while shelving books at the local library. She burst on to the literary scene in 1987 with her wildly acclaimed New York Times bestseller “Mama”, which won the Doubleday New Voices in Fiction award in 1986 and an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation in 1987. Terry’s signature humor, wisdom, and warmth made ”Waiting to Exhale”, ”A Day Late and A Dollar Short”, ”The Interruption of Everything”, ”How Stella Got Her Groove Back”, ”Getting to Happy”, ”Disappearing Acts” and ”Who Asked You?” all New York Times Best Sellers. ”Waiting to Exhale” and ”How Stella Got Her Groove Back” were made into award winning major motion pictures that proved huge at the box office, and ”Disappearing Acts” and ”A Day Late and A Dollar Short” were adapted into successful made-for-TV movies. Terry was awarded an Essence Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. Beloved by her fans, Terry’s books have sold millions of copies worldwide.

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