Reservations still available for writers showcase

Published 2:52 am Friday, April 5, 2019

“Tupper” has good news for those who would like to attend the “Local Writers Showcase” at the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge on Saturday but have not registered.

Reservations are still being taken by calling 334-735-2145 until 6 p.m. today.

Theresa Trawick, library director, said the “Local Writers Showcase” is free to the public and will feature 15 writers from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday.

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“The writers will be available to talk about their writings and some of them will have books for sale and to be autographed,” Trawick said. “Those who have registered for the showcase will be invited to stay for an informal lunch with the writers. We’ll have barbecue sandwiches , chips, pound cake and drink.

“We have a large and talented group of local writers. 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.”

Participating writers include Theron Montgomery, a Troy University professor; Nicole K. Copeland, a Pike County High School graduate; Robert Guy Perdue, a writer of stories and poems, and Lynn Sutton, who lives and writes in Brundidge.

Also, participating 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.”

Also at the writer’s tables will be Laura McKinney-Nicholson, who had a piece featured in Regent’s Park and has several writings in process and Larry McLeod who is a published poet and a participant in Growing Words, a Brundidge writing group. Myrtle Sue Cook-Gipson writes poetry which she describes as “modernized and simplified.”

Beth M. Rogers is a Luverne publisher who helps authors get their work in print. She also runs a small coffee house in Luverne.

Trawick said the Local Writers Showcase is a day devoted to celebrating local writers and it’s also Tupper’s kickoff to this year’s National Library Week.

“And don’t forget about fine forgiveness all National Library Week,” she said. “Return any overdue or lost items between now and April 13 and your fines will be forgiven.”