This year’s edition of the annual Emerging Writers Showcase at the Fayette County Public Library takes place Saturday, March 12, at 1 p.m.
The program, designed to appeal both to general readers and to current or aspiring writers, features a panel of six up-and-coming authors from the local area. Each writer will give a short presentation, answer questions from the audience, and sell and sign books. Admission is free, and complimentary light refreshments will be served.
Judith Ansley has written “Diamonds in the Sand,” a volume of inspirational poetry. She lives in Atlanta.
Drew Geraci has published a novel for adults titled “The Demands,” a suspenseful tale of rock-and-roll and the mob. Originally from Pittsburgh, Drew lives in Clayton County.
Maria D. Higgins presents her book, “Grab Fear by the Neck.” It is a practical guide to confronting your paralyzing fears in order to pursue what you really want. A professional trainer and speaker, Maria lives in Fayetteville.
Mark Wallace Maguire produced his first book in 2015, a compilation of the best of his award-winning columns from Neighbor Newspapers and Cobb Life magazine, titled “Letters from Red Clay Country.” Mark lives in Fayette County.
Darlene Y. Middlebrooks offers her first book, “Natalie’s World: Natalie Goes to Theater Camp,” projected to be the beginning of a series of novels for young readers. Darlene is also a poet.
Bill Ramsey has written two books of fiction inspired by his Alabama boyhood: “I’m From Dothan” and “Safe at First?” A career banker, Bill is a resident of Fayetteville.
The event is free and open to the public. Proceeds from the sale of books at the Emerging Writers Showcase benefit the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library, the nonprofit group whose sponsorship makes this event possible, along with many other library programs and services throughout the year.
The Fayette County Public Library is located behind the Fayette County administrative complex in downtown Fayetteville, at the southwest corner of Highways 85 and 54. For additional information, contact the library at 770-461-8841.