Author Readings

Arts & Letters May Author Reading: Diane Wallace

Posted by on May 5, 2021 in Author Readings, Events, Featured | 0 comments

This month’s Art & Letters Local Author Reading on Zoom features Diane Wallace reading from her new coloring book story, Aunt in the Amazon. Visit the link below to make reservations and join us at 5pm on Friday, May 14. You can ask questions of the author via the Zoom chat box. Please register for this free, bilingual event to get your personal link for the reading: https://wallace-artpresence-2021.eventbrite.com

Aunt in the Amazon, author reading by Diane Wallace at 5pm on Friday, May 14
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Arts & Letters April Author Reading – Judy Hilyard

Posted by on Mar 24, 2021 in Author Readings, Events | 0 comments

Book Reading

picture of Author Judy Hilyard

April 9 at 5:00pm
Judy Hilyard reads from her vivid and engaging book, Soul Companion: A Memoir

An informal book reading by the author, followed by a conversation with Ginna Gordon and questions from participants. This event will be hosted on Zoom. Doors open a few minutes before 5:00pm. Participant audio and video will be muted.
Visit the event page and register now.

About the Book

Soul Companion: A Memoir is the true adventures of Judy Hilyard, as she travels to the Afterlife in joyful service to others and education of self. She recounts her experiences of living life as an Anam Aira, a soul companion, for those who have died or are in the final stages of dying. Judy was awakened to this work just as she was finishing a 47-year career as a left-brain-focused Intensive Care RN.


Soul Companion: A Memoir is the story of what Judy has experienced and learned as she cares for souls on both sides of the Veil. It is joyful work that is Love-Affirming for all and relieves the fear of death for those still here.


Visit Judy Hilyard’s website to learn more. anamcaracompanion.com

Arts & Letters
Online conversations about art, words, and ideas on the 2nd Friday of every month at Art Presence Art Center!

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Video: EA Luetkemeyer Reads from “Penitentiary Tales: A Love Story”

Posted by on Mar 22, 2021 in Author Readings, Events | 0 comments

An informal book reading of “Penitentiary Tales: A Love Story” by EA Luetkemeyer, followed by a conversation with Ginna Gordon and questions from participants. Recorded March 12, 2021.

Penitentiary Tales: A Love Story recounts the escapades of Dean Davis, a thirty-something, educated, straight white male from the affluent community of Sausalito, in Marin County, California, who is sent to an Illinois prison dominated by a daunting, ethnically diverse population of inmates from the mean streets of Chicago.


How does he do his time? What challenges does he meet?


Addressing issues of race and gender in America, Penitentiary Tales: A Love Story is at once a serious inquiry into the minds and hearts of the marginalized and the oppressed and a bit of a romp. It will appeal to adventurous and intelligent readers of all persuasions who appreciate a literary walk on the wild side.

Learn more about EA Luetkemeyer and his novels at his website, https://ealuetkemeyer.com

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Arts & Letters March Author Reading – EA Luetkemeyer

Posted by on Feb 15, 2021 in Author Readings, Events | 0 comments

Art & Letters March 12 Author Reading:  EA Luetkemeyer

Book Reading

Author EA Luetkemeyer

March 12 at 5:00pm
E. A. Luetkemeyer reads from his vivid and engaging novel, Penitentiary Tales: A Love Story.

An informal book reading by the author, followed by a conversation with Ginna Gordon and questions from participants. Doors open a few minutes before 5:00pm for this free Zoom event.
Visit the event page and register now.

About the Book

Penitentiary Tales: A Love Story by EA Luetkemeyer

Penitentiary Tales: A Love Story recounts the escapades of Dean Davis, a thirty-something, educated, straight white male from the affluent community of Sausalito, in Marin County, California, who is sent to an Illinois prison dominated by a daunting, ethnically diverse population of inmates from the mean streets of Chicago. How does he do his time? What challenges does he meet?


Addressing issues of race and gender in America, Penitentiary Tales: A Love Story is at once a serious inquiry into the minds and hearts of the marginalized and the oppressed and a bit of a romp. It will appeal to adventurous and intelligent readers of all persuasions who appreciate a literary walk on the wild side.


Learn more about E.A. Luetkemeyer’s bold and irreverent written works at ealuetkemeyer.com

Arts & Letters
Online conversations about art, words, and ideas on the 2nd Friday of every month at Art Presence Art Center!

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ZoomRoom Local Author Reading – Christin Lore Weber

Posted by on Jan 18, 2021 in Author Readings, Events | 18 comments

This year, Art Presence adds Zoom Room Local Author Readings to its growing list of online offerings. Join us at 5pm on the second Friday of each month to hear local authors read excerpts from their books; you can ask questions via the chat box.


On February 12, we present our first Art Presence Zoom Room Author Reading with Christin Lore Weber reading from her new novel, NO THIS BUT THIS. You can sign up for your reservation below.


Christin Lore Weber is an award-winning multi-genre author who lives and writes in the Upper Applegate mountains.  Weber was an LA TIMES “Best Books of 2000” author, INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORES’ “Book Sense 76” pick, and PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY “First Fiction” choice, among others. She has written seventeen published books, and “No This But This” is her sixth novel. Please follow this link to register for Christin’s ZoomRoom reading at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/136340236317 It’s free!

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The Soup Kit Book Night

Posted by on Feb 1, 2020 in Author Readings | 0 comments

Ginna BB Gordon The Soup Kit Book Night

Art Presence Book Night
Friday February 14 5pm
Ginna B B Gordon, author of The Soup Kit

Friday, February 14 is Book Night at Art Presence in Jacksonville. In honor of Valentine’s Day, Ginna B B Gordon will be talking about soup and serving “hearty” samples from her new release, The Soup Kit, everything you need to know to make awesome soup.

 “Soup Shooters” of Heart Throb Bisque with Heart Croutons will warm your tummies – little appetizers before you take your sweetie out to a Jacksonville restaurant for further romance.
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