FRIDAY, APRIL 5TH AND 6TH: Salt Lake Tribune Columnist and author Ann Edwards Cannon introduces her memoir of her famous college football father, LaVell Edwards, and will be available to sign copies afterward on the 5th. Because this coincides with Street Fest located right here in Green Gate Village, we're beginning at 6 pm rather than 7 in order to get ahead of the louder music and festivities. Pre-order your copy of I'll Tell You What... at a discounted price of $15.00 by calling us now at 435-619-8200 (if you order from our website, it won't be discounted), and then pick it up and pay for it the night of the event. She'll also be conducting a writer's workshop the next afternoon on the 6th at the bookstore on writing a memoir. There are twenty seats available for a registration fee of $25 each, payable at the cash counter on a first come first served basis.
FRIDAY, APRIL 26TH: We are fortunate to be able to host German-Lebanese debut author, Pierre Jarawan, during his U.S. book tour for The Storyteller. While the location venue hasn't been determined yet, mark your calendars for 7 pm. Jarawan, who left Beirut at age three with his Lebanese father and German mother at the start of the civil war there, is an award-winning slam poet in Germany and was voted Germany's Literary Star of the Year in 2017.
His debut novel follows a son from Germany to Lebanon in search of his missing father. Similar to the way Khaled Hosseini gave us an understanding of Afghanistan, Pierre Jarawan takes us on a journey to his father's country, Lebanon. His vivid writing is able to evoke urgency and empathy where factual reporting can’t. His events promise an exceptional, inter-active learning experience as he uses beautiful images of Lebanon to explain its history and culture, interspersed with readings from the book.
While The Storyteller hits bookshelves on April 2nd, if you pre-order your copy now by calling the store (435-619-8200) before that date, you'll be able to purchase it at a discounted price of $17.00 on the night of the event.
Watch this clip on YouTube to get a better feel for the story: