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May 2022 Newsletter

Updated: May 5

Greetings, all! And here comes May with sunny, warm temps, blooming trees and flowers, and a host of great things happening at A Novel Experience!

We have a wonderful antidote to the Covid hangover that many of been experiencing: Join us at one of our inspiring, fun, social book and discussion clubs! From the Spirituality Book Club to the Drop-In, Guilt-Free Book Club to Living Room Conversations we convene monthly for great conversation about books and current happenings--you might encounter titles and ideas that inspire, challenge, and, maybe, invoke memories and happiness. This month we welcome author Walker Chandler for a booksigning of his latest--Radium Springs is a four volume series set in the 19th century. And, we're pleased to support authors at our biannual "Authors Showcase"--the conversations with these writers about the how-to's of getting a book written and published--is a tale in and of itself.


May is also when we celebrate Memorial Day on the 30th--it's a time to honor those who died while serving in the U.S. armed services. If you haven't stopped by to enjoy the Neath Sisters photo show "Horses and Hot Rods" be sure to--it moves on after Saturday the 21st. And, stay tuned for Malgorzata Florkowska's and Gwen Roland's collaboration presenting a year of seasons on local farmer Steve McCrary's family farm. We'll toast them at a reception on June 11th! Thanks to Pike County School's Kim Johnson who organized last month's downtown Poetry Project and to Ryan at The 1826 Coffee Company for hosting a poetry reading this past month--they'll schedule another going forward! It inspired us to add to our poetry collection--new titles on the way! Try reading poems aloud this month for a lovely respite from a stressful day. Stop by, join one of our book groups, share your thoughts about contemporary topics at Living Room Conversations...and, enjoy a good book on your front porch at sundown! The Novel Experience Team


Too Hot to Stop from the Neath Sisters' "Horses and Hot Rods" show

Our May Calendar! TUESDAY, May 3rd: THE SPIRITUALITY GROUP meets at 1:00 p.m. at the store. THURSDAY, May 5th: THE DROP-IN GUILT-FREE BOOK GROUP meets at the store at 7:00 p.m.! We're discussing "The Only Good Indians" by Stephen Graham Jones. Join us! FRIDAY, May 6th: The Writer's Group meets at the store at 6:00 pm. It's not too late--write something to share! SATURDAY, May 14th: BOOKSIGNING with Walker Chandler from 5-7. SUNDAY, May 15th at 3:00: LIVING ROOM CONVERSATIONS will explore immigration policy in the U.S. We welcome anyone who is interested in civil discussion and learning about our diverse community. Join us at 3:00! WEDNESDAY, May 18th at High Noon: The BROWN BAG BOOK GROUP discusses This Tender Land by William Kent Kreuger. THURSDAY, May 19th: THE NERD HERD meets at 6-7 to discuss The High Mountain Court by A K Mulford. If you are interested in joining this great group for young adults, come and grab a seat! SUNDAY, May 29th: THE CLASSICS GROUP meets at 2:00 pm to discuss Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhy. SATURDAY, May 28th: Our biannual SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHORS DAY! 4-7 pm at the store. Open to authors who will discuss and sign their books. If you would like to participate as an author, please reserve a spot by calling us at 770-567-1103.

Sincerely, All of us at A Novel Experience 770-567-1103. 426 Thomaston Street, Zebulon, GA 30295


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