In the spirit of connecting writers with readers, Valley Bookseller and the Daily Grind are partnering up to present Authors After Hours. We will meet one or two Fridays a month at 6:45pm in the Daily Grind. Guest authors will present their work, discuss the writing process and take questions. Attendees must call the store to reserve their spot (max of 20 people) and pay a $5 fee. On the night of the event, arrive by 6:45 and get a free beverage before the Grind closes at 7:00. Presentation will start after everyone is settled in and go until 8:00 or so. The bookstore will be closed by that time as well but everyone will have a chance to shop after hours if they choose.
Call the store at 651-430-3385 to make your reservation today!
Author Bio: After living in Atlanta, New York City and Milwaukee, Mark Berriman has called Minnesota his home for the past 20 years. He is a published author, a poet and artist, musician and active community leader. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, his work is influenced by global events as well as post-modern culture. Mark’s first book, “Scar Lit” (2003), was written under the name Mark Edward Marston. He took a ten year break from writing poetry and then returned with the soap box stomping trilogy – “Brutally Frank” (2012), “Kink in the Chain” (2013), and “That Turned Ugly Fast” (2015). Mark has been a guest on many television and radio programs including The Bob Utecht Show, Meet the Author and The Mischke Broadcast. His work has appeared in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, The Star Tribune, and numerous regional and national periodicals. He has read and performed across the Midwest. His artwork has been featured in a number of galleries throughout the twin cities. He currently serves as the Publisher of the Stillwater Gazette and The Stillwater Gazette Valley Life.