After launching the four children that inspired this chapbook of poetry…Stacy Barton is ready to launch the book itself! “Like Summer Grass” is such a heart project that she decided it needed to have its literary “coming out” in the home of a friend.
So at 7 pm on – Friday, Oct 24 – please pop over to Janice & Seth Elsheimer’s house at 419 Balmoral Rd, Winter Park where they are hosting a “potluck book launch.” …grab a bottle/snack to share (will already be some there) …grab a friend …bring a book for her to sign if you preordered one …or get one when you come (card/cash/check). Stacy will read, we will toast, she will sign…then we party!
The author of Eve’s Garden, Glenda Bailey-Mershon, will appear at the Winter Park Public Library on Sunday, November 2nd at 2 p.m. to read and sign books.
Eve Gates has a dilemma. Her best friend has disappeared from her life and her mother speaks a language she doesn’t know. Eve is a shy, bookish teenager with big dreams, trying to find a way to push past her troubles into some kind of future—a difficult task for a mill town kid with a bag filled with family secrets. What Eve does to solve her problems surprises even herself and leads to an even greater dilemma, one involving the love of her life. And that’s before her mother tells her why she has hidden the family history. Told by three generations, Eve’s Garden brings to life the issues of girlhood and the importance of friendship, family, and community.
About the Author:
Glenda Bailey-Mershon has been a co-owner of a women’s bookstore and press. She has edited four anthologies featuring women writers, published by Jane’s Stories Press Foundation, which she named and helped found. She is featured in Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975 (Barbara Love, Editor, University of Illinois Press, 2006). She was a finalist in Our Stories’ fiction contest; featured author at the Illinois Book Fair; and a grant recipient from both the Illinois and Florida Humanities Councils as well as the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.
Tampa’s Tiffany Razzano brings her amazing prose series, Wordier Than Thou, to Orlando on Wednesday, October 29 at Stardust Coffee and Video, nestled in the hipster triangle at Corrine Dr. and Old Winter Park Rd. Featured readers are Susan Lilley and John King; open mic slots available, 10 minutes (timed!). Doors at 6:30, readings start at 7. $5 to support our vibrant literary scene.
Laura van den Berg won the 2015 Bard Fiction Prize for The Isle of Youth. Read more here.