Books & Books broadens Cayman’s literary horizons

| 05/03/2009

(CNS): During March local book store Books & books will be presenting an eclectic mix of authors and experts with a local and international flavour. From Cayman’s very own orchid specialist Kirkland Nixon to international best selling author Peter Robinson, the Camana Bay book store will be offering diverse literary experiences throughout the month.

This evening (Thursday 5 March) Nixon will be offering a presentation on growing orchids and helping gardeners find their way through the myriad literature available on the subject. On Saturday 7 March Peter Robinson, the acclaimed award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller Friend of the Devil visits to present his new novel, All the Colors of Darkness .

From Thursday, 12 March UCCI’s Dr. Keith Jardim will begin teaching an eight-week Prose Fiction Workshop. A professor of Creative Writing & English Literature at Jardim will offer an introductory approach to the craft of fiction writing – mainly short stories – with the purpose of improving creative writing skills through attention to plot, setting, description, tone, narrative orchestration, style and language. Classes will run every Thursday from 7-9pm for eight weeks.

Michael Shane, creator of the well-known character “Dready,” brings his latest novel, Evoluting Sherman to Books & Books for a reading and book-signing on Saturday, 14 March which is  set amid the white sand, blue sea, warm sun and offshore money of our own island.

On Wednesday 25 March, Marylin Jax will be presenting The Find which weaves a chilling tale of murder, greed, and suspense and was a finalist in USA Book News’ Best New Fiction category in 2008 .

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