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M.W. Gordon signs novel Dec. 9 at Library Headquarters

More literary events scheduled in Gainesville area


Published: Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, December 7, 2012 at 5:42 p.m.

M.W. Gordon, author of the Macduff Brooks Fly Fishing Mysteries reads and signs his first novel, “Deadly Drifts,” 2 p.m. today, Downtown Library Headquarters, 401 E. University Ave. Gordon spent his career as a law professor and legal consultant, traveling and lecturing. He also worked with Project Healing Waters, taking combat wounded disabled vets to fly fish on the Yellowstone as part of their therapy. His second book, “Crosses to Bear,” is due out soon.

Holiday Book Drive: Books-A-Million and the Children’s Home Society are teaming up this month to collect books and toys for children ages infant to teens, with an emphasis on teen titles. Stop by either Books-A-Million stores (2601 NW 13th St. or 6111 W. Newberry Road) to make a tax-deductible purchase through Dec. 24.

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AUTHOR EVENTS

Book Launch: Award-winning artist Maggie Taylor signs her new book “No Ordinary Days” ($95, University Press of Florida) at a book-launching event, 2-4 p.m. Dec. 16, Harn Museum of Art gift shop, Hull Road. The book is 168 pages, with 120 color reproductions of Taylor’s imagery and an essay by noted photography critic A.D. Coleman. A special edition includes a Maggie Taylor limited-edition photograph. Pre-sale orders available at the Harn gift shop.

“One for the Road”: David Mather discusses his book, a fictionalized account of a young Peace Corps volunteer living in Cufeo, Chile, and supervising a reforestation project to help save the community, 1:30 p.m., Jan. 22, meeting room A, Headquarters Branch Library, 401 University Ave. Mather, who served in southern Chile with the Peace Corps from 1968 to 1970, has lived off-grid for more than 40 years. He and his wife divide their time between Lyme, N.H., and Florida’s Gulf Coast. Visit Mather’s website at www.onefortheroad-mather.com.

Writers Retreats: Sandra Gail Lambert, a fiction writer and memoirist, discusses writers retreats, how to apply, who gets in, what happens there and the effect they have on one’s writing life, 2:30 p.m. Jan. 27, Millhopper Branch Library, 3145 NW 43rd St. Lambert’s work has appeared in The North American Review, Arts & Letters and The Alaska Quarterly Review, as well as in anthologies “Something to Declare” and “First Person Queer.” Visit her blog at www.sandragaillambert.com.

MEETINGS

Feminist Book Club: Meets 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month, 6 p.m. for food and drinks at Wild Iris Books, 802 W. University Ave. Free and open to the public. (375-7477)

Gainesville Poets & Writers: Meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Books-A-Million, 2601 NW 13th St.

Hawthorne Reading Circle: Group meets 11 a.m. the first and third Mondays, Hawthorne Branch Library, 6640 SE 221st St., Hawthorne.

Mystery Reading Group: Bring any mysteries you have, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, High Springs Branch Library, 135 NW First Ave., High Springs. (454-2515)

Weekly Poetry Jam: Gainesville’s longest-running open poetry reading, 9 p.m. Thursdays, Civic Media Center, 433 S. Main St. (373-0010, CivicMediaCenter.org)

Writer’s Alliance of Gainesville: Anyone interested in the written word is welcome; see www.WritersAlliance.org for exact dates, Millhopper Branch Library, 3145 NW 43rd St. Free.

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