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National Library Week | Emerging Writers Presents: Local Writers LIVE


Monday April 8, 2019: 7:00pm to 8:30pm


Westgate Branch: West Side Room


Join us for an evening with six, local published authors doing short readings from their books, and have a chance to chat and buy their books too!

We'll kick off the evening with readings by two authors with books published with the library's Fifth Avenue Press imprint: Linda Jeffries with the adult fiction novel, "We Thought We Knew You" and V.W. Shurtliff with the Teen novel, "Setting the Record Straight".

Meet the authors:

Brooke Borton with her poetry collection, "Mutter". Tecumseh resident Brooke D. Borton spent much of her childhood growing up in the south amidst an intractable depression, experiencing what she believes to be her first manic episode at the tender age of 15.  Her first self-published book of poetry, titled "Hoarding Hearts", spans her late teenage years into early adulthood, encompassing the push and pull of manic depressive romances, whimsical adventures, and guitar playing.  "Mutter", her most recent collection, charges head-first into what it means to be a mother when your moods won't sit still.  With her presentation of Mania and Manuscripts, Brooke D. Borton brings to Ann Arbor readers an intimate understanding of the challenges faced by mothers battling mental illness, encouragement for those in the trenches, and hope for those who may have lost it.

C.A. Collins with her book "Sunshine Through the Rain". Ms. Collins was born and raised in the Deep South where sweet tea, seafood gumbo, and bless your heart were commonplace. Ms. Collins was recently published in "Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Crazy Family". 

Callie R. Feyen with her memoir, "Twirl: My Life with Stories, Clothes, and Writing"Feyen is a writer and teacher living in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She writes creative nonfiction, and in her oldest daughter Hadley’s words, she uses her imagination to, "add a bit of sparkle to the story.” Callie R. Feyen is a contributor for Coffee+Crumbs, Off the Page, Makes You Mom, and Relief Journal.

Sylvia Hubbard with her book "Beautiful".  Find the answers wrapped around suspense, drama, and erotic romance in "Beautiful", Author Sylvia Hubbard’s 40th Novel.  Detroit Author & Founder of Motown Writers, Sylvia Hubbard has published over 40 books on suspense romance. As an avid blogger, Sylvia has received numerous awards and recognition for her work, plus has had five #1 Bestsellers. She has spoken all over the U.S. & Canada on literary, blogging & busy mom subjects.

This is part of the monthly Emerging Writers Workshops, which offer support, learning, and advice for local authors. 

Do you have a completed manuscript? Consider submitting it to the library's imprint Fifth Avenue Press.

Local Writers LIVE