Cherry to Visit African American Book Club
Author James E Cherry will be the featured speaker at the African American Book on
January 24 th at 6 p.m. at the Jackson Madison County Library. He will discuss his latest
novel, Edge of the Wind. Cherry is the author of three volumes of poetry, a collection of
short fiction and two novels. His work has been widely published in the U.S. as well as
France, England, China, Canada and Nigeria. He has been nominated for an NAACP
Image Award, a Lillian Smith Book Award and a Next Generation Indie Book Award for
Fiction. Cherry, a Jackson native, has an MFA in creative writing from the University of
Texas at El Paso.
The African American Book Club meets every 4th Tuesday at 6:00 pm at the Jackson
Madison County Library to discuss books of interest to the African American
community. The Jackson Madison County Library is located at 433 E Lafayette St. in
downtown Jackson. For more information call 425-8600.