A memoir writer who grew up in Africa talks about her life and books tonight in Ashland.

A memoir writer who grew up in Africa talks about her life and books tonight in Ashland.

Alexandra Fuller, author of "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood" and other books, speaks at 7:30 p.m. at Ashland High School's Mountain Avenue Theater at 201 S. Mountain Ave. Tickets are $15 general, $12 students. The presentation is the first in the Chautauqua Poets and Writers series.

Fuller's "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood" won the Booksense Best Nonfiction Book of the Year award in 2003. She also wrote "Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier" and "The Legend Of Colton H. Bryant."

Tickets are available at Bloomsbury Books, The Bookwagon and Nimbus in Ashland. Student tickets are available at the main office at Ashland High School.

Details: chautauquawriters.org or 482-8771, ext. 197.