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December's Local Author Afternoon

Join us for wine, cheese and good conversation!

Thursday, December 14th from 4-6.

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Lorraine Walker Williams: Poet

Books Published: Simply Sanibel Poems (2016), Split Poems (2014) Fire in the Grass, Paradise Found and Near Water, Chapbook: Between Land and Sea

 Twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize *First Place Awards for poetry from The National League of American Pen Women, Gulf Coast Writers, Sanibel Writers Conference, Artists Embassy International.

Read at the Library of Congress, Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, NPR in SWFL., Broadsides, Alliance for the Arts

A review of Simply Sanibel Poems will appear nationally in the Winter 2018 issue of Pen Women Magazine.

 Lee County Literary Artist of the Year 2009

Creator of ArtPoems, a collaboration involving artists and poets; she has chaired  and produced shows at BIG ARTS, The Alliance for the Arts and Sidney Berne Davis Center for the Arts, Fort Myers

Writes a weekly online column, “Poetry Place” for since March 2014.


Terry John Malik

Terry is a Chicagoan to the core. Born and raised in the city he loves, son of a Chicago fireman, he now explores the dark back streets and alleys of the city’s imagination. Mr. Malik is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he majored in English, and an alumnus of Loyola University School of Law. Terry brings to his work a wide variety of life experiences. He taught English for several years in the Archdiocese of Chicago School System; designed computer systems for an international accounting firm; worked with distressed borrowers as a banker for the largest bank in Chicago; practiced law for twenty-eight years appearing in federal courts across the nation; became the president of a financially troubled high school; administered a foundation that provided scholarship funds for disadvantaged inner city girls; and created websites for local merchants and non-profits. Throughout his many careers, he has continued to hone his writing skills and never lost his passion for a story well told.

About the Book-

As a student, Francis Vincenti asked his mentor, former Chicago PD detective Thomas Aquinas Foster, if it took a monster to catch a monster. Foster, a man with a tortured soul and his own self-righteous brand of justice, didn't have an answer. Now a detective with a string of famous arrests under his belt, Vincenti is known as a cop with an uncanny insight into a killer's psyche. Until the Bricklayer of Albany Park. Obsessed with the brutal slayings, Vincenti studies the murderer and his victims, reconstructing the killings and burials by day and, at night, recreating the murders one by one in his nightmares. He knows the Bricklayer. But not well enough to stop him.


Dr. Morton Tavel

About the Book-

Dr. Tavel provides an easy to read well researched work of medically sound advice and insights. This hard hitting, no punches pulled work consists of TIPS about health and wellness, MYTHS, and common misconceptions, and TRICKS using various stratagems designed to take your money for useless, or dangerous Snake Oil products or information.

About the Author-

Dr. Tavel is a physician and internist/cardiologist, who has managed patients for many years. Holding a faculty position (clinical professor) at Indiana University School of Medicine, he regularly instructs medical trainees at all levels.

Earlier Event: November 30
Southwest Florida History
Later Event: December 28
Meet Julie Rosenberg