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Cherry to Visit African American Book Club

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.

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