Sunday, March 15, 2009

Five Local Authors to Speak as Part of “Emerging Writers Showcase 2009” at Fayette County Public Library on March 28 at 1:00 p.m.

Five local authors representing diverse genres of writing at the “Emerging Writers Showcase 2009,” on Saturday, March 28, at 1:00 p.m., at the Fayette County Public Library in Fayetteville. Each writer will give a book presentation, answer questions from the audience, and sell and sign books. Admission is free, and complimentary light refreshments will be served.

Milton Davis is the author of “Meji,” a fantasy novel inspired by African history and mythology. Says Davis, “I pose as a chemist by day in order to pursue my true identity as a fantasy and science fiction writer in the evenings and on weekends.” He is married with two children and resides in Fayetteville.

Harry Fitch is a high school English teacher whose novel, “The #2 Pencil Solution,” was inspired by his experiences on the job. Fitch lives in Peachtree City with his wife of 40 years and their dogs.

Craig Heath is the founder of BounceBack Ministries, which is focused on enabling men to become better fathers, husbands and leaders in their local community. Heath has released the first two books in a projected series of twelve “BounceBack” devotionals and journals for men, each designed to lead the reader through one month of spiritual guidance. Heath lives in Fayetteville with his wife Peggy and their three daughters.

Lisa McGhee Smith, a graduate of West Georgia College, Georgia State University, and the University of New Orleans, is the author of “Thoughts of a Daydreamer,” a book of poetry that expresses faith in God and a commitment to people everywhere. Smith lives in Fayetteville.

Laurel Snyder’s books for children include “Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains” and “Inside the Slidy Diner,” as well as two forthcoming books, “Any Which Wall,” and “Baxter the Kosher Pig.” A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a regular commentator for NPR’s “All Things Considered,” the Atlanta resident also writes poems and essays for adults.

The event is free and open to the public. Proceeds from the sale of books at the Emerging
Writers Showcase benefit the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library, the nonprofit group whose sponsorship makes this event possible, along with many other library programs and services throughout the year.

The Fayette County Public Library is located behind the Fayette County administrative complex in downtown Fayetteville, at the southwest corner of Highways #85 and #54. For additional information, please contact the library at 770-461-8841.
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