Author Readings

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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Loss to Legacy Book Event this Friday!

Posted by on Dec 10, 2019 in Author Readings, Events | 0 comments

Loss to Legacy - iamge of book cover. Book by Lily Myers Kaplan

A word from the author:

I’m looking forward to sharing stories and discussing my recently published book with you at Art Presence in Jacksonville this Friday evening, December 13. It’s a meaningful time of year to share this path, as the holiday season brings bittersweet memories of loved ones who are no longer here. I promise that it will be a heartfelt evening. I hope you can come! And please bring friends or share this post with others. Thanks so much for spreading the word…

We’ll discuss the healing path outlined in my recently published book, Loss to Legacy. It’s a map for conscious living born of conscious grieving. Join me to discover a new relationship with death, loss, grief, and legacy while learning what the stepping-stone path offers to you or someone you love. Whether you are grieving the death of a loved one or lamenting cultural and planetary upheaval, this book is a guide for navigating the journey. The evening will be a time of storytelling, remembrance, and offer a taste of the stepping stone path.

Here’s what one reader recently shared with us:

As I read your book I was able to find peace and comfort regarding the deaths of my mother and brother. In addition to being a valuable guidebook for navigating grief, I’m also finding it to be a tremendous guide for living a transformational life. The stepping stones you’ve outlined can be used in so many different ways to create a deeper understanding of life. I recommend this book to all my friends, those who are grieving and those who are drawn to living their lives as a transformational process.”

~P. Britt

And another:

I have been reading the Loss to Legacy book and enjoying it very much. It is bringing to mind the work of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross of the last century which I read with great interest. But the very personal record of your story fleshes out the technical work of Kubler-Ross. It is engaging, and comforting. Thanks.”

~D.Olena

Here’s the skinny:

A FREE STORYTELLING & DISCUSSION OPEN HOUSE:

Loss to Legacy: A Stepping Stone Path to Healing and Transformation

Friday, December 13

5:00-6:30

Art Presence Art Center

206 N. 5th St.

Jacksonville, Oregon

More details on the attached flier or at www.reshfoundation.org/loss-to-legacy

Hope to see you there!

Lily

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Body Wisdom

Posted by on Oct 28, 2019 in Author Readings, Events | 0 comments

Body Wisdom

Meet Dr. Gerald Senogles and hear more about his new book, “Body Wisdom,” at a book signing here at Art Presence Art Center! Meet the author at 5pm on Friday, November 8, 2019. You can listen to a brief discussion of his book and ask questions. Then he will sign your new copy of “Body Wisdom.”

“Body Wisdom” is informed by a lifetime of practice in Oriental Medicine. The book delves into the mechanics of how your body works, explaining why problems develop and what you can do to prevent many modern disease conditions and keep yourself in a state of vibrant health.

In Oriental Medicine, covering up symptoms with drugs is not good enough. Therefore, we turn to the Oriental Medical system with its knowledge and understanding to learn why we develop disease conditions and how to treat the root causes. Thus the body can return to the natural state of health to which we are all entitled.

Section One of Body Wisdom covers the basics of how your body works and symptoms that can arise if there are malfunctions.

Section Two examines common and important diseases or conditions, as well as other issues that can impact your health and happiness.

Dr. Gerald Senogles graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1977 and is one of the first 50 graduates in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in the United States. He apprenticed with Dr. Cheung Wai Tak in 1977–78. Dr. Senogles was a member of the acupuncture sub-committee of the Oregon Medical Board for six years. In 1988, he received his Doctor of Oriental Medicine Degree from the International Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Research Institute in Hong Kong.

You can find more information about Dr. Senogles’ book at http://www.luckyvalleypress.com/bodywisdom

Flyer for Jerry SEnogles book talk at Art Presence Art Center

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