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Scribes, Scholars & Storytellers 2014

Author Series at Blair-Caldwell

Zuton Lucero-MillsZuton Lucero-Mills
Wednesday, April 2, 6 p.m.
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

Zuton is a native of Denver. She graduated from George Washington High School and works with elementary children. Zuton is a wife, mother, and lifelong writer. On Thanksgiving Day, 2012, she released her first book: Mommy’s Reflections: Losing Zumante and Finding the Mustard Seed. Written following the death of Lucero-Mills’ 9-year-old son, it details a journey of grief and growth. Although it chronicles the devastation of losing a child, it is also a testament of faith and courage. Zuton is currently working on several children’s books. The first, Remembering Mimi, is expected to be released Fall 2014. The author will be selling copies of her book. Learn more about Zuton on Goodreads, LinkedIn, her website and Amazon.

Orville SpringsOrville Springs with Special Guest Performers: Ricky “Slick-Rick” Springs, Penn Michael Springs, Michael Adam Springs, Walter Springs, and Paula Barlow
Monday, April 7, 6 p.m.
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

Join Orville Springs, Author of Remember When, The Autobiography of the Poet for an Evening of Poetry, Music, Story-Telling, and Refreshments.

Orville Springs was born and raised in Denver, Colorado where he attended Maria Mitchell and Columbine Elementary schools, Smiley Junior High, and graduated from East High School in 1958, the same year he won the Woodbury Medal for Declamation. He completed his post-secondary education at the University of Colorado in Boulder where he majored in International Relations. Eventually he was hired as a reporter at the San Francisco Examiner where he was chosen by the Ford Foundation to do graduate work in journalism at Columbia University in New York, New York. That didn't work out as Mr. Springs is a creative writer and, as he says, "journalism cramped my style." Ordained in the Ministry of Salvation, Orville is a member of the St. Paul Singers, and serves as liturgist at St. Paul United Methodist Church and is a member of the Salvation Army's Red Shield Bible Study Class in Denver.

Dana MylesDana Myles
Monday, April 14, 6 p.m.
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

Novelist Dana Myles, graduate of East High School, with a MPW from Kennesaw State University, and a BA from Tuskegee University, joined the ranks of independently published authors in the summer of 2008, with her first book, Satin Sheet Memoirs, Volume 1 – a collection of erotic short stories and sensual poems. Since then, she’s self-published three additional books. Let There Be Life, a novella about the trials and tribulations of life after a divorce. Hello Diva, her first full length novel and best seller to date, is about learning to embrace what makes you different in a world where differences aren’t always accepted. Her latest novel, Breaking Point, tells the tale of one woman’s struggle to piece herself back together after her sense of security is shattered. A proud Denver native currently living in Atlanta, Dana welcomes any and every opportunity to come back and share her writing with the Denver community. The author will be selling copies of her book. Learn more about Dana on Twitter, LinkedIn, Goodreads, her website, her blog, and the Smashwords eBook site.

Rena Camille PLEASE NOTE: This event has been CANCELED due to unforeseen events
Rena Camille
Monday, April 21, 6 p.m.
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

Rena Camille has something to say, and she's reaching her peers with a unique, encouraging and non-judgmental message: “Keep Dreaming!” She realized that very few motivators were addressing those who by society's standards were "undesirables," and that she could reach them with her message, because of her own trials and tribulations and her testimony being real. Her untraditional delivery and interaction with her audience captivates and leaves them with a message of hope and determination. In 2012, Rena’s lifelong mission to help others took on a new shape, when she published her second book, The Journey to Finding Yourself, a self-help journal that reaches out to young audiences that bear the weight of today’s fast moving and desensitized times and challenges. Rena Camille is a legitimate voice that needs to be added to the conversation! The author will be selling copies of her book. Learn more about Rena on Twitter, LinkedIn, her website, YouTube, and Barnes and Noble.

Interested in learning about how you can participate in the next Scribes, Scholars and Storytellers Series? Please contact the Blair-Caldwell Library at 720-865-2401 or email blairstaff@denverlibrary.org.

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