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Join us! We look forward to promoting all of your announcements regarding the literary world: to include your book club meetings, critique groups, open mics, literary meetings, expos, publishing conferences, seminars/workshops and any and all events to do with reading, writing and publishing. We welcome writers and book lovers at all levels and all experiences. Our goal is to be a base from which you can promote your writing and reading activities. We want to be the place where all literary roads meet in Raleigh!

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Meet AJ Mayhew, author of Tomorrow’s Bread at Wonderland Book Club

Join us at Wonderland Book Club, co-sponsored by the NC Writers’ Network: Meet AJ Mayhew, author of Tomorrow’s Bread Location: Quail Ridge Books,[masked] Lassiter Mill Rd · Raleigh, NC Friday, January 31, 2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. to noon FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Following Book Club, we'll gather for lunch at Vivace at North Hills. RSVP HERE: http://meetup.com/wonderlandbookclub ABOUT THE BOOK: In 1961 Charlotte, North Carolina, the predominantly black neighborhood of Brooklyn is a bustling city within a city. Self-contained and vibrant, it has its own restaurants, schools, theaters, churches, and night clubs. There are shotgun shacks and poverty, along with well-maintained houses like the one Loraylee Hawkins shares with her young son, Hawk, her Uncle Ray, and her grandmother, Bibi. Loraylee’s love for Archibald Griffin, Hawk’s white father and manager of the cafeteria where she works, must be kept secret in the segregated South. Loraylee has heard rumors that the city plans to bulldoze her neighborhood, claiming it’s dilapidated and dangerous. The government promises to provide new housing and relocate businesses. But locals like Pastor Ebenezer Polk, who’s facing the demolition of his church, know the value of Brooklyn does not lie in bricks and mortar. Generations have lived, loved, and died here, supporting and strengthening each other. Yet street by street, longtime residents are being forced out. And Loraylee, searching for a way to keep her family together, will form new alliances—and find an unexpected path that may yet lead her home. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: **This is A.J.'s 2nd time at Wonderland Book Club** Anna Jean (A.J.) Mayhew’s first novel, The Dry Grass of August, won the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction, and was a finalist for the Book Award from the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance. She has been writer-in-residence at Moulin à Nef Studio Center in Auvillar, France, and was a member of the first Board of Trustees of the North Carolina Writers' Network. A native of Charlotte, NC, A.J. has never lived outside the state, although she often travels to Europe with her Swiss-born husband. Her work reflects her vivid memories of growing up in the segregated South. A.J.—a mother and grandmother—now lives in a small town in the North Carolina Piedmont with her husband and their French-speaking cat.

Open-Mic- Passionate Poets MC Vanessa Vendola

Unity Center of Peace

Join us for fun singing, creativity, music, poetry, improv, singing ETC:):):)

Passionate Poets Open Mic

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“Turn right at the light by the cattle.” That is New Hope Church Rd. 1.3 miles to Cedar Pass on your right with three tubular red newspaper holders at the end of the road. Between Chapel Hill and Hillsborough Join us for inspiration, creativity and FUN If you want to play an instrument or sing? That is acceptable tooJJ

Open-Mic- Passionate Poets MC Vanessa Vendola

Unity Center of Peace

Join us for fun singing, creativity, music, poetry, improv, singing ETC:):):)

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