Willard Library in Evansville to Present Local Authors Series

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Aug. 17, 2016 - PRLog -- Indiana's oldest library is celebrating its recent state-of-the-art expansion by continuing its tradition of providing public events that appeal to all ages and walks of life.

Willard Library is partnering with Evansville Local Authors to present the "Evansville Local Authors Series," which features talented area authors. Greg Hager, Director of Willard Library stated, "Willard Library is incredibly excited to co-sponsor with the Evansville Local Authors group this series of monthly public programs. This is a great way for local authors to share their gifts and skills while at the same time enabling library patrons to connect with entertaining, fascinating books created right here in the Tri-State area. There are so many talented local authors and we're looking forward to being the venue to showcase as many of those authors as possible-- it's exactly what a public library like Willard should be doing."

Evansville author, Carolyn Ann Howard, had a vision for creating a covey of local talents who have published books or were in the process of doing so. The result is a collection of 40+ writers who regularly perform public forums designed to promote and educate the public about the world of writing and publishing. Howard adds, "Evansville Local Authors has bonded together quickly into a vibrant organization of local authors who support each other. We welcome those who are interested in the process and in supporting our group."

Howard will kick off the Willard series with her presentation on her latest novel, The Cliffords & Mr. Orr. Howard's extensive research of Evansville from 1915 to 1920, is portrayed in the historical fiction novel.

Patrons are encouraged to purchase author books prior to the events. They can be found on Amazon or at River City Mercantile, downtown Main Street, Evansville. The presentations will be held in the Browning Gallery on the fourth Monday of each month (except December), from 6 - 8 p.m. local time.

Willard Library - 21 First Avenue, Evansville, Indiana 47710  -  812-425-4309  -  willard@willard.lib.in.us

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Willard Library Presents: Evansville Local Authors Series Complete Schedule:

August 22, 6 - 8 p.m.: Carolyn Ann Howard
Author of The Cliffords & Mr. Orr – A snapshot of life in Evansville, Indiana from 1915 to 1920

A presentation that outlines the valiant services performed by the men and women of Evansville during World War One. Learn about rationing, the American Red Cross, meatless days, gasless days, and the Spanish Influenza pandemic that affected millions world-wide.

September 26, 6 - 8 p.m.: Lanea Stagg
Recipe Records-A Culinary Tribute to The Beatles

The author of the Recipe Records cookbook series, Lanea Stagg will spend the evening discussing the question:  "Were The Beatles the Original Millennials? Listen to a history of the Fab Four and their behavior during their formative years and compare it to today's phenomenon: The Millennials! The presentation will include audio/video displays along with samples from Recipe Records-A Culinary Tribute to The Beatles. Beatles fans and millennials who are curious about the group are going to Love It – Yeah Yeah Yeah!

October 24, 6 - 8 p.m.: Rick Kueber and C. A. Jamison
Rick is the author of the Frost & Flame trilogy and The Convergence Saga sci-fi series
Jamison is the author of Polarity – Children of the Orb

Kueber's Frost and Flame trilogy mentions Willard Library in book 2. Kueber will speak about his books along with a viewing of photographic evidence of hauntings; also audio clips of spectral voices. Kueber will also be speaking about his Science Fiction series – The Convergence Saga.

Jamison's YA sci-fi book will be discussed along with a new horror-ish book she is releasing in October.  *May include an appearance by the Evansville Paranormal Team.

November 28, 6 - 8 p.m.: Evansville Local Children's Authors:
Patricia Easley – Author of 13 books for children such as The Mighty Mascot Miss ODee – Evansville's Freedom Heritage Museum's canine mascot

Donna Hendricks – Author of We're Combing the Beaches and Doing Projects

Lanea Stagg – Author of Little Dog in the Sun and Little Dog About Town-An Evansville Tail

The children's authors will each give a presentation about their books and encourage holiday shoppers to give the gift of books to children!

January 23, 6 - 8 p.m.: Teen Night!
Jean Knight Pace and Jacob Kennedy – authors of "Grey Stone"

The pair will chat about their book and also give a presentation for teens. They will talk about the process of creating a book of fantasy--how to get ideas for books, develop them, and refine them. During the course of this discussion, small writing exercises will keep the teens engaged and get them writing some of their own ideas. Middle school/High schools are invited to attend!

February 27, 6 - 8 p.m.:  LOVE of Poetry!
Honey Angela Williams – author ofLife More Abundantly and Other Powerful & Inspiring Works
M. Dianne Berry – author of Things Happen When Women Dream

Two prolific Evansville poets will discuss their published works and also recite poetry to celebrate the month of LOVE!An extra treat will be the appearance of Evansville musicians, "The Honey Vines" who will join the evening to discuss writing song lyrics – which is really … POETRY!
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