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Eternal Spring 2014 - An Evening with Authors Laury A. Egan and Nikki Stern.

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  • The Taproom & Grill

    427 West Crystal Lake Avenue, Haddonfield, NJ (map)

    39.900124 -75.053368

  • Price: $35.00 /per person

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  • ***Be sure to read the instructions below about confirming your RSVP and purchasing a ticket for this event.***

    To celebrate Spring and the beauty it bestows on us, The Camden County Humanists would like to host a very special event for the entire Humanist community to attend - and to establish ourselves in the Camden County area. We hope to make ourselves known to the community so fellow Atheists/Humanists are aware that they have a group that identifies with them and shares the same interests. 

    We have invited two very special guest speakers to attend this event and share in the celebration. Please join us at The Taproom & Grille in Haddonfield,NJ on March 22nd from 4 pm to 8 pm for an evening filled with Hope and Creativity. 

    We are proud to welcome celebrated authors Laury A. Egan and Nikki Stern to our event. They will both be giving presentations on their most recent works as well as having a Q & A with the audience. 

    To attend this event, please RSVP on our meetup page so we have a head count and also email William Flynn at [masked] to confirm your RSVP and information on how to pay for a ticket! We will be excepting check or cash only. Details will be given in the email. If you cannot pay by cash or check, you can visit our website and purchase your ticket via PayPal. 

    Tickets will be $35.  Included in the price of this ticket is a signed copy of Laury A. Egan's "The Outcast Oracle" or "Fog & Other Stories" (Your choice to make) and a copy of Nikki Stern's "Hope in Small Doses". Both Authors will be available for additional signings/book dedications and photo ops (if permitted by Author) Also included, to keep our members content and comfortable, will be various appetizer platters and coffee.

     **Space is limited to 40 people. So, be sure to get your tickets while you can**** 

    ~~~Laury A. Egan is the author of the young adult/adult novel, The Outcast Oracle, and the collection, Fog and Other Stories, (Humanist Press, fall 2013). The psychological suspense novel, Jenny Kidd, (Vagabondage Press) was published in 2012. Her stories have appeared in 35 literary journals and have been nominated for awards such as the storySouth Million Writers Award; “The Mime” was a finalist for the Glass Woman Prize. “Split,” “Fergus,” and “Jango Jacks” were honored by Short Story America as “Story-of-the-Week” and read in 56 countries. 

    The Outcast Oracle by Laury A. Egan Selected “A Best Book of 2013” by Kirkus Reviews, their reviewer wrote: “a simply delicious fun from start to finish.” Set in 1959, near New York’s Lake Ontario, Charlene Whitestone has been deserted by her parents and left in the custody of her grandfather C.B. Although he loves Charlie, C.B. is a charming con artist, moonshiner, and religious fraud who inducts her into his various enterprises. Written in a satiric Mark Twain style, The Outcast Oracle is a great read for adults and teenagers. (Humanist Press, 2013) Fog and Other Stories by Laury A. Egan“I found myself stopping after each story and grazing on the beauty of words and the strong characters. Each story kept gathering strength. Egan loves her characters, their humanity shining through, creating each with an honesty and emotion that infuses the plots with a truth held dear.”—R. D. Hartwell, author. The 23 stories deal with the metaphorical concept of fog as a state produced by grief, mental illness, love, anger, religious fanaticism, dementia, pain, prejudice, or dreams and how the human being refracts reality through these diffused prisms. Protagonists struggle with physical and psychological distortions that lead them down problematic paths, whether due to jealousy or desire in the case of lovers or hypothermia experienced by a fallen mountain climber. Shortlisted for the UK Saboteur Award. (Humanist Press, 2013) 

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Nikki Stern~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Nikki Stern is an author and public speaker whose work appears regularly in print and online. She’s the author of two books: Because I Say So: Moral Authority’s Dangerous Appeal; and Hope in Small Doses, which is published by Humanist Press. She is a regular contributor to humanist publications like Humanist Network News and The Humanist Magazine; she’s also written for USA Today, The New York Times and Newsweek, among others.

    She’s been a guest on NPR and on CBS Sunday Morning and is a member of the Center for Inquiry’s Speakers Bureau. A featured speaker at last year’s American Humanist Association conference, she’ll be moderating a panel at the group’s conference in Philadelphia this summer. Nikki’s been a humanist for as long as she can remember—“I was probably born that way”—and cites as her long-time influences the works of both Mark Twain and Kurt Vonnegut. More about Nikki can be found on her website,

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