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May 2024 Newsletter

Join Us in Celebrating May! And, Moms!


“Fiction is art and art is the triumph over chaos… to celebrate a world that lies spread out around us like a bewildering and stupendous dream.”

― John Cheever


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! If you need a respite from the pollen 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 our newest, The Romance Pages Society, 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.


Enjoy the wonderful photography that graces our walls this month by the incredible McDaniel mom and daughters team! It's called "Our Mother: Nature's Nurture" and celebrates the natural world around us. As Rachel says, "There's something infinitely peaceful in knowing the sun will shine after the rain, the seeds will sprout after trees fall, spring will come after the darkness of winter."


This month we welcome a host of self-published authors on Saturday, May 18th, who will be here showing and discussing their newest works. It's a great opportunity to talk with folks who have made their dreams of seeing their work in print a reality. May is also when we celebrate Memorial Day on the 27th (we'll be open our regular hours 10-7) and, our hats off to Moms all month--it's a time to honor some pretty significant people in our lives.


Thanks to Pike County School's, Kim Johnson, who organized last month's downtown Poetry Project this past month--it was inspirational! Keep it going--we have a lovely poetry collection for you to explore. Try reading poems aloud this month for a lovely respite from a stressful day.

Stop by, discover a book and enjoy it on your front porch at sundown!

The Novel Experience Team



The People's Choice Winner of the Dog & Pony Show!



Houndie Smile by Larry McIntosh



Our May Calendar!


TUESDAY, May 7th: THE SPIRITUALITY GROUP meets at 1:00 p.m. at the store.

EVERY TUESDAY! The knitters (and those who crochet) gather to knit and purl and chat! And, they are happy to help beginners!

THURSDAY, May 2nd: THE DROP-IN GUILT-FREE BOOK GROUP meets at the store at 7:00 p.m.! We're discussing "The Kingdoms of Savannah" by George Dawes Green. Join us!

FRIDAY, May 3rd: The Writer's Group meets at the store at 6:00 pm. It's not too late--write something to share!

THE MONTH OF MAY: PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

In celebration of mothers and daughters: Our Mother: Nature's Nurture by Rachel McDaniel and her daughters Lola and Lily as they seek to capture the wildness of our world through beautiful photographs. Join us at their Reception on Friday, May 17th from 5-7!

THURSDAY, May 9th: THE SCI-FI CLUB meets at 6-8 to discuss a sci-fi title every month. This month we're reading The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch.

SATURDAY, May 11th: NOVELS AT NIGHT is reading Oceans Echo by Everina Maxwell at 6:00. Join us!



SUNDAY, May 12th: It's Mother's Day!!!!

AND, also on the 12th: The Silent Book Club meets from 3:30-5:30 to briefly chat and then, to read silently without interruptions...(Your mom would get this...).

MONDAY, May 13th: THE ROMANCE PAGES SOCIETY meets at 7:00 to discuss The American Roommate Experiment by Elena Armas.

FRIDAY, May 17th: RECEPTION for the McDaniels' photo exhibition Our Mother; Nature's Nurture from 5-7 p.m.

SATURDAY, May 18h: Our biannual SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHORS DAY!

5-7 pm at the store. Open to authors who will discuss and sign their books.

SUNDAY, May 19th at 3:00: LIVING ROOM CONVERSATIONS will explore a current topic of interest--and different views. Topic TBD. We welcome anyone who is interested in civil discussion and learning about our diverse community. Join us at 3:00!

WEDNESDAY, May 15th at High Noon: The BROWN BAG BOOK GROUP discusses Shutter by Ramona Emerson.

SUNDAY, May 26th: THE CLASSICS GROUP meets at 2 p.m. to discuss John Steinbeck's Harvest Gypsies.


Sincerely,

All of us at A Novel Experience

770-567-1103. 426 Thomaston Street, Zebulon, GA 30295

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