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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Omegia Keeys' Visit To Mississippi: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

On behalf of all of those who supported award-winning author Omegia Keeys' visit to Mississippi on Saturday, October 22, 2011 Conversations Book Club says thank you.


The day began with "Breakfast with Books" at Subway Crossgates in Brandon, MS where book club President Cyrus Webb met the author for the first time.


From there it was on to the Pearl Public Library in Pearl, MS where Keeys was able to meet patrons, discuss her titles and give them the opportunity to purchase the books she had available.





The last stop of the day was at Appetizers Restaurant in Pearl, MS where Webb interviewed Keeys for the November/December issue of Conversations Magazine and where others had their final opportunity to meet the author and take home autographed copies of her books.



To find out ore information about Keeys and her titles visit www.passionatewriterpublishing.com. Want to see what is next for Conversations Book Club? Visit www.thebestbookclub.info.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Rankin County Uses Book Discussion To Address Hate Crimes, Death Penalties During Racial Reconciliation Month


(Pearl, MS)Conversations Book Club President and Rankin County native Cyrus Webb will be hosting a book signing and moderating a free discussion of Mississippi native John Grisham's book A TIME TO KILL on Wed. October 19, 2011 at the Pearl Public Library ( 2416 Old Brandon Road * Pearl, MS). The meeting, which will begin at 6p.m., is geared towards sharing thoughts about the book but how it ironically addresses two of the big issues on the national stage right now: hate crimes and the death penalty.

Webb, 36, decided to use the book as the club's monthly selection because of the national attention that has been brought to Mississippi once again due to the death of a black man in Jackson, MS in June 2011 allegedly committed by a white teen from Rankin County strictly because of his race. After the recent execution of Troy Davis in Jackson, GA, however, Webb knew that the book club would be one of the best ways to not only address the issues but give individuals a structured place to have a real conversation.

For Webb, A TIME TO KILL was just the right book. "It has more than just the elements of good against evil," Webb says. "There are real moral issues that the book addresses, and it does it in a way that makes you question how you really feel about the issues. In some cases there is no clear definition of right and wrong."


Before the discussion begins Mississippi native Alean Adams will be signing her book WAY BEYOND PISGAH beginning at 5p.m. Her book chronicles her own fight with racism in the state and what she and others did to combat it.

Admission to both events is free and open to the public. For more information contact Cyrus Webb at cawebb4@juno.com or 601.896.5616. You can also visit www.thebestbookclub.info.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

(Sat. Oct. 22, 2011) Award-winning Author Omegia Keeys Visits Mississippi


(Saturday, October 22, 2011) Shadow Play Entertainment, Conversations Book Club and their literary partners are pleased to announce that award-winning author Omegia Keeys will be visit Mississippi on Saturday, October 22, 2011.

"I've had an oportunity to work with Omegia over the past couple of years," says book club President Cyrus Webb. "She's a talented author and a great advocate for literacy." This will be the author's first literary visit to the state.

After serving two terms in the military Omegia went on to apply her strategic planning to the publishing industry for the past five years. She has garnered numerous awards and praise to include the Scribe Award for the National Black Book Festival and ranking in the top 100 books of 2010. She is currently on tour promoting her memoir Rise and Fall of a Track Star and finishing up the sequel entitled Single, Black, and Government Owned. Her titles incldue Passionate Playmates, Seduction.com, Can You Keep a Secret, Unloved, The Baby Girl, and Rise and Fall of a Track Star.

Here is her public schedule for Saturday, October 22, 2011 while in Mississippi:
* 9-10:30a.m. --- Breakfast with Books (Subway Restaurant Crossgates * 112 Service Drive * Brandon, MS)
* 1-3p.m. --- Booksigning @ Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Rd * Pearl, MS)
* 5-6:30p.m. --- Meet & Greet @ Appetizers Restaurant (3000 HWY 80 E * Pearl, MS)

Admission to all events is free, and Omegia will have copies of all of her books avaialble for purchasing. For more information feel free to contact Cyrus Webb at cawebb4@juno.com or 601.896.5616. Additional information can be discovered about Omegia at http://fromthemindofomegia.blogspot.com/.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Conversations Book Club Presents The "Sylvester Stephens Trivia Contest"


Just in time for playwright and bestselling author Sylvester Stephens' return to Mississippi for the JSU Homecoming Booksigning Event on Fri. October 7, 2011, Conversations Book Club is pleased to announce that the author is sponsoring a "Sylvester Stephens Trivia Contest" for those who attend the event at Book-A-Millon (4950 I-55 N * Jackson, MS) that day from 5-7p.m.

It's very simple:

Answer the trivia questions about the author and his books below and qualify for a gift card prize! Three winners will recieve a $50 gift card provided by Stephens. Print the questions, get your answers and prepare to win something special from one of your favorite authors.


Sylvester Stephens Trivia Contest Questions
a. What was the name of Sylvester Stephens' first book?
b. What year was it published?
c. How many novels have Sylvester written and what are their titles?
d. Name the four generations of the Chambers' family in the novel, "OUR TIME HAS COME"?
e. In the novel, "The Office Girls", what was Ms. Virginia's real first name?
f. In the novel, "The Office Girls", what was the name of Michael's lifelong imaginary friend?
g. In the Novel, "The Nature of a Woman", what disorder did the psychologist, Johnny, suffer?
h. In the novel, "The Nature of a Woman", what prestigious award did the old recluse, "Patient Number Five", once win?
i. In the novel, "The Nature of a Man", what was Alicia's former and dream profession?
j. Here are six of the office girls' names, Alicia, Pam, Ms. Virgnia, Valerie, Susan and Wanda what are the names of the remianing office girls?

Remember you have to be present to win! Do your research today, bring your answers join the fun at Books-A-Million.