Check out this book trailer for "Gated" by Amy Christine Parker who will be reading and discussing her work on October 26th 7:00 pm at M Judson on Greenville's Main Street. "Gated" is a current SC Junior Book Award nominee, but this book is a great read for adults too! More info at
GREENVILLE, SC: On October 26th at 7:00pm, award winning YA novelist
CHRISTINE PARKER will read from her new novels and discuss writing as part of the
Emrys Reading Room at M. Judson Bookstore (130 S. Main Street). The night will
also feature local poet Nancy Taylor. This event is free and open to the public.
Parker’s two novels, Astray and Gated, offer readers a look into the complex,
fast-paced changing world of young female protagonist Lyla Hamilton who
works to navigate the mystery of her community, a possible cult, and the
world outside. Gated has been nominated for the Oklahoma Sequoyah Book
Award and the South Carolina Library Guild Award for 2016.
Parker writes full-time from her home near Tampa, Florida, where she lives
with her husband, their two daughters, and one ridiculously fat cat.
In addition, to sharing at the Reading Room, Amy Christine Parker will also
meet with students at three Greenville County Middle Schools where she will
lead assemblies on daring to dream and the writing process. She will visit
Northwest Middle School, Riverside Middleschool, and Northwood Middle
Nancy Dew Taylor is an award winning South Carolina poet and the author of
two poetry collections. She is the first place poetry winner of the 2015 Porter
Fleming Literary Competition. Her book of poems, Taking Flight, was
published in April 2015 by Ninety-Six Press. In 2008, Emrys Press published
her chapbook, Stepping on Air.
The event is possible due to a partnership between Wits End Poetry, The
Emrys Foundaton, and Northwest Middle School. This performance is funded
in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National
Endowment for the Arts and the South Carolina Arts Commission.
The Emrys Reading Room invites published regional writers, poets, novelists
and essayists to share from their work then join in an audience initiated
Q&A. Authors’ books also will be available for purchase and signing.
Wits End Poetry is a local literary non-profit that sponsors a variety of