Skylark is committed to supporting
Skylark is committed to supporting our local writers, and so we’re very pleased to host a session of the Columbia Writers’ Guild Quarterly Reading Series on Wednesday, January 9 at 6:00 p.m. Come and listen to new work by the following authors:
- Aaron Fox, Children’s Author, member of the Tom Bradley morning radio show. He will be releasing a children’s book about Truman the Tiger this spring. His first children’s book, The Secret Life of Sloan the Sloth came out last March.
- Melinda Hemmelgarn, Poet/Activist, registered dietitian, host of Food Sleuth Radio, which airs Thursday evenings at 5 p.m. on KOPN. Her poetry has been published in Interpretations. She writes poetry to create empathy for the human condition and promote social and environmental justice.
- Rexanna Ipock-Brown, novelist, author of fiction and non-fiction. Her first novel is a paranormal romance that includes a hybrid witch/wolf, smoking hot shifters and vampires, swoon-worthy love scenes, naughty language and a dash of violence to spice things up. When she is not writing about Rosemary, her friends and family, she runs a successful psychic service which gives her plenty of ideas.
- Stephen Paul Sayers, novelist, is a college professor and bestselling author of supernatural thriller and horror fiction. His first two novels, A Taker of Morrows and Soul Dweller, were published in 2018 by Hydra Publications, his short fiction has appeared in Unfading Daydream and Well Versed.
- Steve Wiegenstein, novelist, author of three novels set in nineteenth-century Missouri: Slant of Light, This Old World, and The Language of Trees. Slant of Light was the runner-up for the Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction for 2012, and The Language of Trees received the 2018 Walter Williams Major Work Award from the Missouri Writers Guild. A selection from Slant of Light is forthcoming in The Literature of the Ozarks from the University of Arkansas Press next month.
(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join in a book discussion
Join in a book discussion at the Columbia Public Library. In his book “Welcome to Subirdia,” author and researcher John M. Marzluff explores the surprising biological diversity supported by cities and discusses how our decisions can help human landscapes become more integrated with the natural world. Please join Columbia Audubon Society members Eric and Joanna Reuter for a discussion of this thought-provoking book and the ways in which human management can encourage (or discourage) wildlife diversity.
(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Plan to attend a free
Plan to attend a free author event at the Columbia Public Library. Walter Bargen, the first Missouri poet laureate and award-winning author of 20 books of poetry, will talk about and read from his latest book, “My Other Mother’s Red Mercedes.” In this collection, he presents a moral vision that cherishes our fates through the lens of his mother’s real life and explores the experiential and dramatic specifics of those living with dementia. Copies of this book and others will be available for purchase and signing.