Pre-registration open for local writers showcase

Published 10:48 pm Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge will present a “Local Writers Showcase” featuring 15 writers from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 6.

Theresa Trawick, library director, said “Local Writers Showcase” is free to the public and pre-registration for attendees is now open. Those who have pre-registered will be invited to a Brown Bag Lunch with a barbecue sandwich, chips, pound cake and drink. To pre-register, call “Tupper” at 334-735-2145 or visit the library on South Main Street in Brundidge.

“The Local Writers Showcase is a day devoted to celebrating local writers and it’s also our kickoff to this year’s National Library Week,” Trawick said. “This is an opportunity to meet and discover local writers, purchase books, CDs and other works and have your purchases signed while connecting with your community.”

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Trawick said among the writers will be Theron Montgomery, a Troy University professor; Nicole K. Copeland, a Pike County High School graduate; Robert Guy Perdue, a writer of stories and poems, a musician and woodworker, and Lynn Sutton, who lives and writes in Brundidge.

Joining the group will be Trojan Cornelia C. Britton, who has written three inspirational books, Vanessa Rodgers Tracy, a minister whose first published book was one of poetry, Wilier F. Diggs II, who is co-founder of Come Thirsty Ministries, and Nina Nelson-Garrett, MD., an advisory board member of Baptist Medical Center East.

Other writers at Tupper’s showcase will be Martha Duke Anderson, a licensed social worker whose writing includes romance, folklore and humor, Mike Moody, a counselor from Luverne who writes about mules and the ups and downs of life, and Kimberly Byrd, who has penned more than 100 poems and believes a poet’s responsibility is to “free the pen to free the people.”

Laura McKinney-Nicholson had a piece featured in Regent’s Park and has several writings in process and one song recorded.

Larry McLeod is a published poet. He is president of Tupper’s Friends of the Library and a participant in Growing Words, a Brundidge writing group.

Beth M. Rogers helps authors get their work in print. She does publishing, graphic and web design and also runs a small coffee house in Luverne.

Myrtle Sue Cook-Gipson writes poetry which she describes as “modernized and simplified.”

“We have a large and talented group of local writers,” Trawick said. “Several of them write poetry and some concentrate on prose. The subjects of their writing are varied and those attend with enjoy talking with the writers to learn more about their writings and about them individually. It will be a very interesting and entertaining morning at Tupper.”