Monday, April 28, 2014

Meet the Author Series Featured at CPL Whitney Young Branch

April 24, 2014

Join us in May when Chicago Public Library’s Whitney Young Branch, 7901 S. King Dr., hosts its springtime Meet the Author series. Meet and greet several emerging Chicago novelists and discover what inspires them as they read from and discuss their work. A question and answer session will follow the readings and books will be available for purchase at the events. Visit or call (312) 747-0039 for more information.
The Meet the Author Series at Whitney Young Branch features:

  • Thursday, May 1 at 6 p.m.
Joshohn Michaelson (aka Lyonel Polk) discusses his book Children Molesting Children (The Hidden Scroll), a fictional account of how a five year old boy’s life is changed after he is victimized by a sexual predator who is 10 years old.

  • Tuesday, May 6 at 6 p.m.
Marc R. Chambers talks about his book Love Slaves, a fictional tale about the hardships two slaves encounter when they fall in love on a small Delaware plantation in 1850.
  • Thursday, May 8 at 6 p.m.
JoAnn Fastoff discusses The Smoke Ring: (A Howard Watson Intrigue), the latest novel in her ongoing mystery-intrigue series featuring FBI Special Agent Howard Watson. Fastoff is the 2013 winner of the Excellence in Literature Award in Fiction from the African American Arts of Chicago.

  • Tuesday, May 13 at 6 p.m.
Author Gregory Jones discusses his book The Last Lady Standing, a riveting biography of Maeola Barksdale and her long journey from the rural plantation fields of Arkansas to the urban mecca of Chicago during the Great Migration.

  • Tuesday, May 20 at 6 p.m.
Author Michael Ross discusses his book The Laws of Attraction, in which he asserts that every person should have a spiritual relationship before entering into relationships with others.

  • Thursday, May 22 at 6 p.m.
Jessica Cage joins us to discuss her book Siren’s Call, an amazing fictional tale of a young lady who discovers she has incredible powers she did not know existed and seeks to learn the truth about her lineage.

  • Tuesday, May 27 at 6 p.m.
Author Angel De Amor (aka Angela Whitaker) discusses His Betrayal Her Lies, her steamy debut novel of sexual intrigue and revenge.

  • Thursday, May 29 at 6 p.m.
Jamal Cole author of Athletes and Emcees, discusses his autobiographical tale of how he used his two favorite pastimes to further his education and break the cycle of poverty and hopelessness.

Since 1873, the Chicago Public Library (CPL) has encouraged lifelong learning by welcoming all people and offering equal access to information, entertainment and knowledge through innovative services and programs, as well as cutting-edge technology. Through its 80 locations, the Library provides free access to a rich collection of materials, both physical and digital, and presents the highest quality author discussions, exhibits and programs for children, teens and adults. CPL recently received the Social Innovator Award from Chicago Innovation Awards; is a finalist for a National Medal for Library Services from the Institute for Museum and Library Services and was ranked number one in the U.S. and third in the world by an international study of major urban libraries conducted by the Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf in Germany For more information, visit or call the Chicago Public Library at (312) 747-4050.


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