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Crime, The Holocaust, and Poets on Tour

Crime, the holocaust and poets on tour
Readings and book signings at Artists Group Gallery and Talking Leaves

Book Signing with Joan Fitzgerald and Robert Freeland

On Saturday(8/22), at noon, at Artists Group Gallery, 1 Linwood Ave.

The WNY Artists Group is a non-profit organization that strives to promote local artists through exhibitions and events. On Saturday, August 22nd, at noon, they are presenting a book signing with Robert Freeland and Joan Fitzgerald, both novelist and artists.

Joan Fitzgerald’s crime novel, The Arms of Death, revolves around a string of mysterious deaths that may or may not be connected to the Arms of Love Soup Kitchen, a safe haven for the deprived. Will the detectives find answers? Are the murders acts of vengeance or something more? Come find out on Saturday. Fitzgerald has written eleven novels. She holds the ability to write a span of genres, including Young Adult, Children’s, Suspense and Poetry. She is not only a master of pen but also a master of brush. She is an award winning artist.

Robert Freeland will also be present, signing his newest book, For All Who Remain, a series of pictures and works responding to the Holocaust. This collection of works is especially powerful because it displays the author’s ability to be focused on and sensitive to a difficult period of time. The works illustrate the inhumanity and pain that the people of that time endured. Through art and Holocaust education, those will not be forgotten.

Book Tour Stops at Talking Leaves

On Tuesday (8/18), at 7pm, at Talking Leaves, 3158 Main St.

Jessica Jacobs and Nickole Brown packed their bags and hit the road to go on a book tour. They are passionate poets, offering readings, workshops, freelance editing and book signings all across the U.S. They’ve been traveling from Birmingham to Asheville to Kansas for writing conferences and readings while teaching low-residency programs. This week they’ll be making a pit stop in Buffalo to read at Talking Leaves on Main Street.

Jessica will read from her collection Pelvis with Distance, a collection of meditations that were inspired by Georgia O’Keefe—published by Buffalo’s White Pine Press. Nickole will read from her collection Fanny Says, a dedication to her grandmother—published by Rochester’s BOA Editions. The event is free and copies of their works should be purchased at Talking Leaves.

Come see these wanderlust women read!

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