Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Upcoming author events at Paragraphs



Meet the Author Series at Paragraphs
Saturday August 20th 2016   1-3PM
“Cecil the Lion”
Discussion and reception with author, Billy Portwood

Roaming the lands of Zimbabwe, Cecil the lion is king of the jungle. At ninety-two years old in lion years, the magnificent animal is definitely something to fear. But one night, as he ventures out to get as drink, he’s blindsided by two hunters. Soon, Cecil joins the realm of heaven.
Many are shocked to hear of Cecil’s demise and they demand justice for the grand animal. The hunters ask for forgiveness for their deed.
Based on a true story, this rhyming picture book for children offers a Christian-based look at the death of a majestic African lion.

Billy Portwood is a native Texan, US Armed Forces veteran, husband and father to three young boys. He discovered his joy of writing after penning an anniversary poem to his wife, Carrie. Shortly after, Portwood wrote this, his first book. He and his family live in South Texas.



This event is free and open to the public.
Paragraphs On Padre Boulevard, 5505 Padre Blvd. South Padre Island, TX
For information call us at 956-433-5057



Meet the Author Series at Paragraphs
Saturday – August 27th       1-3 PM
“Road To Llorona Park”
Discussion and reception with author, Christopher Carmona


The Road to Llorona Park is a collection of short fiction about the changing world of la frontera/the borderlands of the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. The stories center around the current times when the political upheavals of Mexico began to effect peoples lives on both sides of the border.



 

CHRISTOPHER CARMONA is an assistant professor of creative writing and Mexican American studies. In 2015, he was the Langdon Review Writer-in-Residence.

 


This event is free and open to the public.
Paragraphs On Padre Boulevard, 5505 Padre Blvd. South Padre Island, TX
For information call us at 956-433-5057

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