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Aspiring Writers: Cary hosts Literary Tea Sunday

Posted April 18

Courtesy: Town of Cary

This weekend, Cary has an interesting program for aspiring writers of just about all ages ...

The Town of Cary's seventh annual African American Literary Tea: The Write Stuff will feature a variety of authors, who will share their experiences in the literary world.

It's from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop in downtown Cary. Tickets are $10. Light refreshments and tea will be served. A book signing will follow the event.

The event is designed for middle schoolers up to adults, but older grade schoolers are welcome to attend with their parent or caregiver. One of the published authors is actually just 11 years old.

Here is the line up of speakers:

  • California native Suzetta Perkins who has penned romance and thriller novels, including "At the End of the Day," "Betrayed," and "Hollywood Skye." Her latest, "The Adventures of Grammy and Sammy," is a children’s book that was co-written with her granddaughter;
  • Writer and spoken word artist Tamika Johnson, who hails from Cleveland, Tenn,, published "Seeing God’s Greatness in the Midst of a Void," an autobiographical look at her journey to see how God’s greatness manifested in her life;
  • Johnny Ray Moore who, early on, knew his future would include writing. His love of writing translated into a career as a children’s book author. His successful board book "Meet Martin Luther King Jr." was followed by "Howie Has a Stomachache" and "A Leaf" all of which demonstrate the power of fewer words to convey complex stories;
  • Native New Yorker Dana Hill Sanders’ whose novel-writing ambition blossomed when she was a high school student. In 2005, she published her first novel. Her latest offering is the romantic thriller "Allegra’s Shadow;"
  • Award-winning 11-year-old Jackie Lee, who has contributed to "The Perfect Present" and "The Perfect Summer," anthologies that are available through Brown Girls Publishing. "The Perfect Present" received an award for Best in Children’s/Young Adult Books at the 2015 African American Literary Awards Show in Harlem.

Seating is limited. Cary's website has details on how to get your tickets.

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