The Turner County Arts Council will host a Literary Fair beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in downtown Ashburn, spotlighting local authors. Two sessions will be held — one for adults and the other for children and their parents.
“We are so excited to host our first-ever Literary Fair,” said Gloria Pylant, president of the Turner County Arts Council. “There is so much talent in Turner County and we thought it only fitting to begin with folks from home.”
The first session, at 10 a.m., will be at the Elrod Community Center, located on the corner of Washington Street and U.S. Highway 41. During this session, authors will hold book signings and give brief lectures on what they write, their inspiration behind their writings and how to publish a book.
Authors who will be present will be Emma Janis Lane Hess (Emma Lane/Janis Lane), Ben Baker, Charles Perry, Nancy Stevenson and Hellyn Jordan.
“We really want to showcase the fact that we have local authors and to put a face with the name,” Pylant said.
Adults will enjoy this time. Light refreshments will be served.
Children will be the focus at the second session, which begins at 11:15 a.m. This session will be held at The French Market, located on Washington Street, and will be conducted by the Literary Club from Turner County High School.
“We will have activities and book readings for children,” Pylant said. “We want to instill a love for reading to every age.”
The Turner County Arts Council encourages the public to not miss this “exciting” event.
The Turner County Arts Council is dedicated to promoting the appreciation for and the enjoyment of the arts in Turner County and hopes to encourage children and adults to read and learn that reading is truly enjoyable.
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