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June 6, 2014

Ada Public Library to host Ada Writers book signing

Ada — Ada Public Library will host a book signing for “Creations 2014,” the newest anthology from Ada Writers from 4:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 19. 

The book will be available to purchase at the signing for $12 and is available now at Lulu.com, Amazon.com and other online retailers. Later this month, it will be on sale at Karen’s Art & Framing, Inc., in downtown Ada.

 “We’ll have most of our authors at the signing,” Ada Writers President Stephen B. Bagley said. “It will be a great time to get your anthology signed by the writers and to meet them and talk about writing.”

 A limited amount of the previous anthologies will also be available at the signing, and there will be a table featuring books by group members, including three new books. 

“Don Perry will be there with his new young adult book ‘Little Texas on the Pecos,’” Bagley said. “Tom Yarbrough will be bringing his new inspirational book ‘Treasures of the Kingdom.’ And Gail Henderson will present her new poetry and photography book ‘Bare.’” Other authors featured will be Bagley, Kelley Benson and Martha Rhynes.

 This is the third year that Ada Writers has produced an anthology. 

“Each year we’ve gained new authors,” Bagley said. “This year, we feature poems, essays, short stories, memoirs, and book excerpts from 17 local and area writers. Five of the authors have never been published in our anthology before.”

Authors will read from their works at the signing, Bagley said. “And we will have cookies. We can’t have a reading without cookies. It’s one of our traditions now.”

The local and area anthology authors include Stephen B. Bagley, Kelley Benson, Eric Collier, Stacey Foster, Gail Henderson, Mel Hutt, Sterling Jacobs, Ken Lewis, Rick Litchfield, Don Perry, Martha Rhynes, James Sanders, Anna Tynsky, Joanne Verbridge, Tim Wilson, Tom Yarbrough and Loretta Yin. 

 Ada Writers meets at 11 a.m. the second and fourth Saturday of each month in an upstairs meeting room at the Ada Public Library, 124 South Rennie. New writers are welcome. 

For more information about the anthology and the writing group, visit AdaWriters.blogspot.com.

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