|Discussion & Book-Signing with Local Author
|Author Lona Smith
Author of Dynamite Mike McGee, Lona Smith, joins us Saturday, Oct 1st at 3 PM
Dynamite Mike McGee is the inspirational biography of the author’s cousin, Mike McGee, a man who overcame physical and societal challenges to make a life for himself, not once, but twice.
Lona Smith spent many years in scientific research in microbiology and molecular biology. It was in 1970, while working at UCLA and taking creative writing under Robert Kirsch– book review editor for the Los Angeles Times for 25 years– that her love of writing began. In her novel Morning Walk, Smith uses her experiences to address ethnic, economic, social, and moral issues in our lives. Her biography, Dynamite Mike, won first place in the unpublished biography category at the 2009 Florida Writer’s Conference, and her novel, The Promise, is a finalist in the unpublished mainstream fiction category, 2011. More recently she has three short stories: The Ice Cream Cone, Finding My Father, and Samaritan Girl, in the 2010 Anthology, Slice of Life, published by the Florida Writer’s Association.
Lona Smith will discuss her work as well as the writing and publishing process. Wonderful for writers looking to break into the field. Refreshments served. Free.
NOTE: Writer’s Circle is normally held Sundays at 4. This week only, it will be held after this event.