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Author Fest to bring together local writers, readers

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Page After Page bookstore in Elizabeth City will host Author Fest, an event featuring more than a dozen local authors, Saturday, Feb. 9. Pictured is a display of books written by the participating authors.

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By Chris Day
Multimedia Editor

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Readers of more than a dozen local authors will have the chance to meet those writers when they convene for an event in Elizabeth City in February. 

As of Tuesday, 14 authors had signed up to participate in Author Fest, an event being hosted by Page After Page bookstore from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9. The event will feature authors discussing their books, readings from authors of children’s books, plus refreshments. 

A bookstore display features several books written by the participating authors. They include: Kay Stone, Dwayne Walls, Charles Alexander, Toby Tate, Emmanuel Ngwainmbi, Sharon Wilson, Phillip McMullan, Michael Baughan, Jeremy Rodden, James H. Brown III, Reginald Buchanan, William Dunstan, Sharon Burtner and Blair Jackson.  

Dunstan discussed one of his recent novels, “Swamp Wizard and the Robots,” in August at Museum of the Albemarle’s History For Lunch program. 

Charles Alexander, an Edenton native, was at Page After Page in August to sign copies of his book, “Charlie’s Trek.”

Toby Tate lives in Elizabeth City and is the author of science fiction work, The Lilitu Trilogy. 

Other books written by participating in authors include:

“Deceived,” by Reginald Buchanan;

“Witness Unalive,” by Sharon Burtner;

“Pisikoa,” by Michael Baughan

“The Gladds: Part II,” by James H. Brown III, and

“Backstage at The Lost Colony,” by Dwayne Walls.

Page After Page is located at 111 S. Water Street in downtown Elizabeth City.

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