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A Night of Nonfiction: Debut CNF Author Readings & Discussion


Heritage C August 24, 2018 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm

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Lisa Romeo
Jessie van Eerden
Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks
Donna Talarico

Hear the story. Then hear the story behind the story. Enjoy an evening of readings by a selection of debut authors and special guests. This year, we’ll hear from memoirists and essayists, as well as writers who have crafted other unique nonfiction books. A debut authors panel follows the readings.

 

lisa smith author at podium

Readings:

  • Lisa Romeo (Starting with Goodbye: A Daughter’s Memoir of Love After Loss, her debut memoir)
  • Jessie van Eerden (The Long Weeping, her debut essay collection)
  • Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks (Chicken Bone Beach: A Pictorial History of Atlantic City’s Missouri Avenue Beach, her debut nonfiction book)
  • Others TBA

Debut Author Panel: How I Got Published

Following the readings, our moderator will ask questions about these first-time authors’ writing processes, and how they writers made the transition from unpublished to published. Bring your questions too, as the panel will end with Q&A with our audience.

Panelists:

  • Lisa Romeo (Starting with Goodbye: A Daughter’s Memoir of Love After Loss, her debut memoir)
  • Jessie van Eerden (The Long Weeping, her debut essay collection)
  • Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks (Chicken Bone Beach: A Pictorial History of Atlantic City’s Missouri Avenue Beach, her debut nonfiction book)
  • Others TBA

Moderator: Donna Talarico

 

Signings

Following the readings and panel, the book sale table will re-open and authors with books available will be available for signings.

 

PHOTO: Author Lisa Smith from 2017’s debut author panel.