Bookmans Northwest is taking a day during January to honor local and independent authors. Join us on January 11th from 2PM-5PM for author readings and signings. We invite you to buy books, get them signed, meet the authors and ask them questions.
Author Days happen every other month at Bookman Northwest. Bookmans supports local and independent authors and takes pride in their success. Come meet, interact, and enjoy the rich writing community in Southern Arizona. This month we are welcoming Esther Schnur-Berlot, Rebecca Black, and a few more authors more information about the authors below.
About Esther Schnur-Berlot reading at 2:30PM:
Esther Schnur-Berlot was raised on New York City’s Lower East Side. Before finding her way to poetry she worked behind the scenes in TV Commercials and owned a Jewish Soul Food Restaurant in New York’s Soho district. On to California she designed whimsical wearable art sold in galleries and Museums. Now living in Arizona she devotes her time to writing poetry. Her memoir chap book, “Changing Conversations” is filled with joy, pain, tenderness, rancor and irreverence. Her book was released in December 2019 by Moonstone Press in Philadelphia which focuses on publishing new voices in poetry. Esther’s poetry has appeared in Sonoma Poets Collection, Desert Voices, The Blue Guitar Magazine, Unstrung, Voices of Israel and Poetica Magazine.
About Rebecca Black reading at 3PM:
Rebecca was born in Michigan, but grew up in Tucson where she lives today with her husband, two sons, and two dogs. She loves art, especially Gustav Klimt. She adores music, from Tori Amos, to Otis Redding, to Radiohead. She is an eclectic, fierce woman. Facing the elephants is her debut memoir.
“Wake up,” she said, slapping my cheek a little. “Who is here with you?”
“No one is here with me right now,” I said.
I don’t remember if I asked why they wanted to know, but the nurse said, “We are prepping the OR right now for surgery. Your abdomen is full of blood.”
“I’m tired and I want to go to sleep.”
The nurse looked at me intently. “You’re not tired. You’re dying.”
She was right. I died that night. Not once, but three times. However, those deaths are not the end of my story. Little did I know then, death can be just the beginning.
Facing the Elephants is published by W. Brand Publishing.
Are you a local author? Email [email protected] to participate.