News Flash

Home

Posted on: September 29, 2017

Decatur Public Library to hold first book festivals

By Messenger Staff 


The Decatur Public Library will have its first book festival this weekend.


The Same Page Book Festival is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the library, 1700 FM 51 South. The event will include local authors, opening and closing keynote speakers, sessions for aspiring writers and readers, and an author fair where the public will be able to chat with authors and purchase books.


“We’re excited to have poets, fiction authors and nonfiction authors coming to the Decatur Public Library, giving our festival a variety of styles and genres of both books and speakers,” Library Director Pat Peters said.


The opening keynote speaker will be Charlotte Canion, author of “You Have to Laugh to Keep from Crying: How to Parent Your Parents.” Her nonfiction book, with love and humor, tackles the tough subject of becoming a caretaker for one’s aging parents. Canion has had many different careers and has made a name for herself as a Texas Master Gardener and an enthusiastic public speaker.


After the opening keynote speech, there will be a session for readers and another for writers. This will be followed by a meet-and-greet where authors will display, sell and sign their books.


There will be two more sessions before the day is closed with keynote speaker Julia Heaberlin, author of many best-selling thrillers, including her current title, “The Black-Eyed Susans.” Her fourth novel, “Paper Ghosts,” will be released in April 2018.


Hearberlin grew up in Decatur and was a features editor for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram before publishing her first novel, “Playing Dead” in 2012. She’s no stranger to the Decatur Public Library and has participated in book signing events at the library for each of her novels.


For more information, call the library, 940-393-0290; or email Peters, ppeters@decaturtx.org.


View original article from the Wise County Messenger.

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in Home

46700048_2256291377934985_9048078929557979136_n

DECATUR IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE

Posted on: November 24, 2018

SHOP SMALL

Posted on: November 24, 2018
46512327_2253488038215319_7702221639974387712_n

Getting Rid of Hazardous Materials

Posted on: November 19, 2018
45742679_2247826622114794_8453854458806272000_n

Job Market Increase in Decatur

Posted on: November 9, 2018
45596994_2246612322236224_3250462907816738816_o

Nov. 6th General Election Results

Posted on: November 7, 2018
45491501_2245424832354973_3258397627967864832_n

ELECTION DAY is tomorrow!!

Posted on: November 5, 2018

GET YOUR VOTE ON

Posted on: October 30, 2018
Go Big in Texas

Texas earns three No. 1 rankings:

Posted on: October 2, 2018

Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF)

Posted on: October 4, 2018
TEDC

Upcoming TEDC Webinar

Posted on: October 9, 2018
Wise-County-Texas-Early-Voting_ButtonLogo

Early voting in election set to start.

Posted on: October 19, 2018

Sales tax collections continue roll.

Posted on: October 19, 2018

Wise County Unemployment Rate Down

Posted on: October 23, 2018

Home Sales Slow in Wise County

Posted on: October 25, 2018

Proposed Tax Decrease

Posted on: August 14, 2018

Decatur eyes tax cuts

Posted on: August 9, 2018

Texas Produces Urban Employment Uplift

Posted on: August 22, 2018

Get your Taste of Wise Tickets!

Posted on: August 21, 2018

Decatur EDC Marks 25 Years!

Posted on: August 7, 2018

Governor's Small Business Handbook

Posted on: February 16, 2018

The Drive to Start a Business

Posted on: February 28, 2018

Dinner with the Wise County Mayors

Posted on: March 1, 2018

Decatur Texas Attractions

Posted on: March 6, 2018

Texas job growth to rebound in 2018

Posted on: March 8, 2018

Texas Wins the 2017 Governor's Cup

Posted on: March 27, 2018

Coming Soon: Wise County Hiring Event

Posted on: March 19, 2018

Wise County Finances In Order

Posted on: April 3, 2018

Wise County Hiring Event

Posted on: April 9, 2018

Santa visits Neighborhoods

Posted on: December 13, 2017

Protecting square from fire

Posted on: January 4, 2018

10 ways to help the flood victims

Posted on: September 4, 2017

Decatur ISD sets tax rate, approves budget

Posted on: September 8, 2017

5 things to know in Texas energy this week

Posted on: September 12, 2017

United Way kicks off fundraising campaign

Posted on: September 14, 2017

PD Recognizes Local Businesses

Posted on: September 18, 2017

Decatur EDC plans land purchase

Posted on: October 2, 2017

Company donates shoes to storm victims

Posted on: October 3, 2017

Ribbon Cutting for Sands Company Today

Posted on: August 29, 2017

Call 811 before digging

Posted on: August 15, 2017

Wise named Purple Heart County

Posted on: July 17, 2017