Area author pens young adult book Spring time is prom season, and throughout the SanTan Sun area, teens are
eagerly trying to secure dates for the social event of the season. Author Karen Mueller Bryson, Ph.D., a tenured faculty member at Ottawa
University - Chandler Campus, releases a new adult novel, “Retro Geeks,” chronicling the misadventures of two self-proclaimed geek girls, Molly and Ally, as they try to land super-hot dates for their senior prom. The ‘80s obsessed BFFs attempt a variety of date-finding schemes, including spying on the popular girls for the 411 on fitting in, in their quest for top-tier prom dates. Retro Geeks is the first young adult release for the growing local publisher, Short on Time
Books: fast-paced and fun novels for readers on the go. All Short on Time Books are satisfying stories that can be finished in one sitting. Short on Time Books currently offers six titles for readers of all ages. All Short on Time Books are available in print and eBook formats and all eBooks are priced at only $2.99. Bryson is an award-winning screenwriter, produced playwright and the author of nine published books. For more information, visit www.shortontimebooks.com
or to learn more about Bryson, go to www.ahorsewithnoname.com
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AZ Arts CGCC rhymes with poetry
To celebrate National Poetry Month in April, Chandler-Gilbert Community College is hosting a variety of events on the college’s Pecos campus. The 4th Annual Poetry Slam Competition will be held
at 6 p.m. Thu., April 19 in the CGCC Library. Students and community members of all levels of experience are invited to share their work of personal expression through vibrant, spoken-word poetry. The event is free and open to the public, and will be held on the first floor of the CGCC Library. Earlier this month, local poets Allyson Boggess, Patricia
Colleen Murphy, and Matthew Jolly read their work. Chandler-Gilbert Community College is located at 2626 E. Pecos Rd. in Chandler.
Detailed entry guidelines can be obtained by calling Kim Chuppa-Cornell at 480-732-7022 or online at www.cgc.edu
April 7 – 20, 2012
Poetry readings at TCA Poetry in April begins its 12th
season of readings followed by discussions moderated by local poet and artist Catherine Hammond from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on consecutive Wednesdays this month through April 25 at Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 S. Rio Salado Pkwy. in Tempe. Scheduled readings include Jeanine
Savard on April 11; Margaret Holley on April 18; and Sherwin Bitsui April 25. Readings are free. For details, visit www.tempe.gov/
m or call 480-350-2880.
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