Author Event: Kat Spears

Kat Spears – The Tragedy of Dane Riley

Help us give a warm welcome to author Katarina Spears, with her new book, The Tragedy of Dane Riley! Kat writes realistic, edgy, honest, sometimes heartbreaking, often funny books about and for young people, and this one is no exception. Follow Dane Riley as he confronts his feelings about his father’s death, his new family, and the girl next door. Order soon or stop by on the 18th for a signed copy!

Free admission.

Meet the Author Event: Charlie Knight

Come meet author, Charlie Knight at the Winchester Book Gallery.

Charles R. Knight’s ‘Valley Thunder’ is the first full-length account in more than three decades to examine the combat at New Market on May 15, 1864–the battle that opened the pivotal 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign.

Valley Thunder: The Battle of New Market is based upon years of primary research and a firsthand appreciation of the battlefield terrain. Knight’s balanced and objective approach includes a detailed examination of the complex prelude leading up to the day of battle. His entertaining prose introduces a new generation of readers to a wide array of soldiers, civilians, and politicians who found themselves swept up in one of the war’s most gripping engagements.

Author Series with Ahmed Naji

The Virginia Center for Literary Arts Author Series at Handley Regional Library continues with Egyptian novelist and journalist Ahmed Naji.

Naji will read from his work and discuss the ordeal of being imprisoned for “violating public modesty,” as a result of calculated outrage based on an excerpt from his novel Using Life.

VCLA’s Founding Director Sean Murphy and the author will discuss the ways Naji’s experiences have informed his fiction and journalism, and the ways his life has—and has not—changed since becoming a literary and political cause célèbre.

Copies of his book will be available for sale and signing. This is a free event!