AZ Author Series- Mark Walker

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Wednesdays, 3:30-4:40pm

No registration | Questions, please call 480-488-2286 

Local authors discuss their inspiration for the art of writing and share their latest titles at Desert Foothills Library. Each author brings their own style to this series from lecture to book readings that will surely pique the curiosity.

Join us for one or all eight – the choice is yours to engage with area authors in DFL’s AZ Author Series 2023. Books by each author may be available at the event for purchase or bring along your own copy for an autograph. 

Wednesday, February 22nd- Mark Walker | Different Latitudes: My Life in the Peace Corps and Beyond (Newest Book- My Saddest Pleasures- 50 Years on the Road) 

“Daily Rituals: How Local Writer Mark D. Walker Works.”  The author will share some interesting rituals of well-known authors—and then explain his own rituals for writing each day. 

Walker was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala and worked with international agencies like Food for the Hungry and Make-A-Wish International for over forty years. Different Latitudes: My Life in the Peace Corps and Beyond was his award-winning memoir, soon to be followed by, My Saddest Pleasures: 50 Years on the Road. Two of his 25 articles were recognized by the Solas Literary Awards for Best Travel Writing, most recently with a Bronze for “Travel Adventure.” He’s a contributor to the Arizona Authors Association, The Authors Show, Literary Traveler, and the Wanderlust Journal.  His wife and three children were born in Guatemala. Hs 65 book reviews and 25 articles can be found on his website, www.MillionMileWalker 

Wednesday, March 1st- Dave Bushy| The World Looked Away - Vietnam After the War  

Wednesday, March 8th- Laurie Fagen | Bleeder  

Wednesday, March 22nd- Jeff Lelek | Sinai Prospect 



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