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CANCELED: Emerging Writers Presents: Local Writers LIVE


Monday April 13, 2020: 7:00pm to 8:30pm


Westgate Branch: West Side Room


Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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

We'll kick off the evening with a reading by a local writer and author whose book was published with the library's Fifth Avenue Press imprint:  

Charles Taylor with Dark Rhythm. Dark Rhythm is both a thriller and a story about the power of memory, how we’re shaped by and impact both the families we are born into and the ones we choose, and how our various choices ultimately define us. Charles Taylor worked in an engine plant and foundry for Ford Motor Company, supervised an armed security force for a grocery chain’s food commissary, obtained a masters degree and Ph.D. in literature, and has taught for over two decades at the University of Michigan. 

Meet the other authors:

Jose Antunes with Aliens in Dexter MI 48130. Lights zipping across the sky, sheriff’s deputies chasing UFOs through two-lane roads, college students and farmers spotting flying saucers and the government sends an investigator who blames the swamp gas. Eleven-year-old Max and his six-year-old brother Billy watch the alien frenzy as if it were another TV show, until Annabelle, their friend across the street, knocks on their door; she has a clue about the whereabouts of the flying saucers.

Jose Antunes is from Brazil and lives in Dexter with his wife and two kids, one dog and one cat. He has two additional self-published e-books: The Enterprise and The Thief’s Son.

Angela Berent with List Your Life: A Modern-Day Memoir and Trace Your Travels: An Adventure Journal. These journals invite readers to write their memories quickly and easily in lists of three and provide compelling topics to right about. They also feature Berent's short lists to encourage readers participation - a whole new way of writing and much more practical in a fast-paced daily life.

Angela Berent knows from her own experience and that of her 20 years with middle-school students how much can come from a very simple idea. With a BBA in management, an MEd in teaching and as a fellow of the Eastern Michigan Writing Project she is committed to guiding readers in their writing journey and helping them record their memories.        

Anthony Brogdon with Black Business Book. Black Business Book details more than 200 black history facts with an emphasis on the rise of black business in America and covers the 1800's to 1960. This all fact no commentary book includes some quotes and photos with topics on how slaves went to college, black millionaires in the 1800's and more.

Anthony Brodgon is a native Detroiter. He founded Strong Productions in 2011. In 2014 he released The Great Detroit followed by Business in the Black documentaries in 2017. His next project is a feature length drama: Foot Soldiers.

Naomi Chapman with Zombie Apocalypse At The Inn. This novel is about a group of people who get stuck in a hotel surrounded by zombies.  No one is coming to help - instead the characters must work together to survive.

Naomi Chapman lives in Ohio where she spends time running, hiking and writing.  

Dwight L. Wilson with The Kidnapped: A Collection of Stories, The Resistors: A Collection of Stories, and six books in the series Esi Was My Mother. His book Modern Psalms in Search of Peace and Justice is fed by his Quaker faith and a lifetime of social activism.  

This event 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.

This event includes a signing with books for sale.