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Literary Lights: Readings and Book Signing by High Tide Publications Authors at Arts on Main

November 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


November 5
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The Literary Lights from High Tide Publications will feature readings and book signings by eight area authors at Arts on Main on Friday, November 5. The readings will take place from 4:00pm to 5:30 pm. The following authors will participate:

CINDY L. FREEMAN, author and editor, is retired from a long career in music education and music ministry. She will read from her novel, The Dark Room.

DAVID CARIENS is a retired CIA analyst and the author of nine books: a memoir, a textbook on memoir writing, four books on intelligence and crime analysis, and three books analyzing mass shootings in Virginia and across the U.S. He will read from a memoir, Escaping Madness, and from, Eight Steps to Writing Your Memoir, a memoir-writing textbook.

JANICE HOFFMAN, author and college writing instructor, hails from the Midwest but currently resides in Williamsburg, Virginia. She will read poetry from her books Soul Cookies and Azaleas in October. She also writes children’s literature.

SHARON CANFIELD DORSEY is an award-winning poet who has also published fiction, non-fiction, and juvenile fiction in magazines, newspapers, journals and anthologies. She is author of four children’s books, three books of poetry, a memoir, and a travel book. She will read from Walk with Me.

MARY MONTAGUE SIKES is an award-winning author and artist who wrote Middle Peninsula and Williamsburg-based feature articles for the Newport News Daily Press for 14 years. She is author of 20 books, including eight novels, a coffee table travel art book, and three spiritual books. She will read from Artful Angels and Spirit Vision Soul Songs.

PEGGY NEWCOMB is an author with a book to be released soon. She has written for several newspapers and will read from A Bunch of Plumbers by John Newcomb, her late husband.

LYNN UNDERWOOD is a local author, now retired from local government for the past 35 years. He has published 10 books, mostly non-fiction about construction and building codes. His first effort at non-fiction is a novel about forgiveness. He hails from New Mexico and now lives in Williamsburg. He will read from his novel, The First Stone.

SUSAN WILLIAMSON is a freelance writer, novelist and life-long horseperson. She will read from her children’s book, The Riding Lesson.

This event will be held from 4:00pm-5:30pm before our November First Friday from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Both events are free and open to the public.


November 5
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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