Three authors with Tulsa ties will be featured as part of “Chapters: A Casual Evening of Books, Bards, and Bites,” the annual event presented by the Tulsa County Library to support its adult literacy service Ruth G. Hardman.
The event will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 8 at the Hardesty Regional Library, 8316 E. 93rd St. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the door the night of the event or in advance by calling 918-549-7400.
This year’s featured authors:
Connie Cronley, whose career spans from food critic for the Tulsa Tribune to publishing several volumes of essays and biographies, including her recent bestseller “A Life on Fire: Oklahoma’s Kate Barnard.”
Traci Sorell, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation whose books for young readers, including “We Are Still Here!” Native American Truths Everyone Should Know” and “At the Base of the Mountain” won five awards from the American Indian Library Association. Her most recent books are the picture book “Powwow Day” and a biography of Wilma Mankiller.
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Martha Kemm Landes, a former music teacher at Tulsa and Broken Arrow schools and composer of “Oklahoma, My Native Land,” who later turned to crime with her “Pity Mystery Romp” mystery novel series.
Each author’s books will be available for purchase and signing at the event, with a portion of sales going to the Hardman Adult Literary Service, which promotes literacy through basic education and learning. for adults.
In addition, customers will be able to taste dishes from several local placesincluding Candy Castle Ice Cream & Soda Shoppe, Deco Deli, Great Harvest Bread Company, Meadowbrook Country Club, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, Reasor’s, Sweet Devotion Cakery and Tulsa Hills Wine Cellar Spirits and Beer Cave.