Thomasville Times Enterprise

April 8, 2014

Group of local authors to gather at Roddenbery Memorial Library

Staff report

THOMASVILLE — Aspiring authors and literary lovers will not want to miss this opportunity to meet and talk with more than 20 published authors during Roddenbery Memorial Library’s “Literary Locals” event on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

The variety of authors expected to be in attendance is surprising and inspiring and will represent a wide range of genres — including fiction and non-fiction, poetry, children’s books, young adult, mystery and romance.

Authors e will include M.R. Street, author of the award-winning young adult novels Blue Rock Rescue and The Werewolf’s Daughter. Street has also won numerous awards for her journalism and is a member of the Tallahassee Writer’s Association.

Brenda Knight Graham, a Cairo resident and author of seven books, including Stone Gables and Her Name Was Rebekah, both inspirational fiction novels. She is also the author of the children’s book One Brown Cow.

Thomasville residentRebecca Golden will also be in attendance and will feature her novel Nice Chile: Child of Woe, a historical fiction set in 1920s Savannah.

Kanisha Hicks, a senior at Cairo High School, will also be on hand to present and talk about her recently published collection of poetry, Mixed Emotions.

Other authors will include Jack Benjamin Zito, a retired teacher who has written both non-fiction works and plays; Donna Carver, a retired nurse who turned her experience in a semi-truck into a humorous look at truck driving culture; and Cairo native Audrey Anderson will discuss her novel The Sunday Paper.

The “Literary Locals” event is free and open to the public. It will take place in the South Hall at the Roddenbery Memorial Library in Cairo. Each author will have copies of their books for sale.

For more information, contact the library at (229) 377-3632.