Books Authors and Writing

Scribes, Scholars and Storytellers Author Series - Dana Myles

Books Authors and Writing
6:00 pm
Large Conference Room - Level 1

Novelist Dana Myles, East High School, MPW Kennesaw State University, BA Tuskegee University, joined the ranks of independently published authors in the summer of 2008, with her first book, Satin Sheet Memoirs, Volume 1 – a collection of erotic short stories and sensual poems. Since then, she’s self-published three additional books: Let There Be Life, Hello Diva and Breaking Point. Her latest novella, Aphrodite’s Twin, is scheduled to be released in 2015.

Scribes, Scholars and Storytellers Author Series - Yalonda Benford-Balkcom

Books Authors and Writing
6:00 pm
Large Conference Room - Level 1

Originally from the fountain city of Columbus, Georgia this southern belle with a city girl twist is a proud "all in your business" grandmother of three and mother of six. In November of 2011 with encouragement by a best friend she joined the National Novel Writing Month Challenge: write 50,000 words in thirty days. She entered every year since then and came 100 words short each time. It took three years of diligent effort to bring out her dark characters. In November of 2014 the challenge was met with the completion of her fourth Dark Urban Fantasy novel entitled The Hiddeyn.

Scribes, Scholars and Storytellers Author Series - Dwayne Meeks

Books Authors and Writing
2:30 pm

Meet Dwayne Meeks, Urban Colors Director/CO-Founder and author of the book Pieces Never Missing: How to Engage Fathers as Stakeholders in the Children’s Academic Achievement, and participate in a discussion on fatherhood engagement styles that facilitate healthy communication in a 21st Century Education System. Pieces Never Missing, explores Dwayne’s battle with his own particular issues and how he now utilizes what he has learned to support parenthood engagement from this new point of view. Author will be selling copies of his book. http://www.urbancolors.org/

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Scribes, Scholars and Storytellers Author Series - Apprentice of Peace

Books Authors and Writing
6:00 pm
Large Conference Room - Level 1

The Apprentice of Peace: An Uncommon Dialogue is a unique platform from which we can all learn, grow and find the peace missing in our lives. An Uncommon Dialogue is based on three principles: The Realization, The Committed Effort, & Accepting Principles of Change. Acknowledgement and application of these principles in a given situation will allow a person to begin to work towards the peace that they are in need of. Meet authors Ronnie 'Qi' Harvey and Pos Lu Chan as they illustrate circumstances that disrupt peaceful living and share a blueprint to reclaim it.

Author Visit: Tracy Beach

Books Authors and Writing
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Historian Tracy Beach will present on the amazing life of Madame Laura Evens and the history of prostitution in Colorado. And, as a special bonus, Beach will have on display her collection of vintage prostitute clothing dating from 1890-1949, including shoes, fur coats, hats and other artifacts.

Engage Fridays: Short Article Discussion Group

Books Authors and Writing
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A short article discussion group, perfect for our busy lives and short attention spans. This session: “The Spy Who Fired Me” by Esther Kaplan, Harper’s Magazine, March 2015. Get your copy on hold today, or read it on Zinio!

Engage Fridays: Short Attention Span Article Discussion Group

Books Authors and Writing
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This month’s selection: “The Great Republican Land Heist: Cliven Bundy and the politicians who are plundering the West” by Christopher Ketcham. Harper’s Magazine, February 2015.

Second Saturday Book Club

Books Authors and Writing
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We choose the topic, you choose the book, or read our staff selection!
This month's topic: Historical Fiction
Staff selection: City of Thieves by David Benioff

Second Saturday Book Club

Books Authors and Writing
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

We choose the topic, you choose the book, or read our staff pick!
This month's topic: Books to Movies with a special film presentation.
Staff Selection: Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

The Pauline Robinson Book Club

Books Authors and Writing
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Meeting Room

This month’s selection: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin; drop-ins are welcome.

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