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Book Launch at Jirani Coffeehouse Nov. 10

Provided by Afua R. Jones Afua R. Jones is an Encourager, Author, Empowerment Speaker, Mentor and Entrepreneur. Deciding to write a self-development book was really an afterthought.  What Afua was really after was finding a way to get comfortable in her own skin and develop a way to live and work in her passion. In her debut, To Change The …

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Montclair Author Releases “Hidden in Plain Sight”

Provided by Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco Hidden in Plain Sight by Montclair author Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco will be published through an imprint of ABC-Clio, Praeger, at the end of this month (Oct. 31). Pimp-controlled sex workers, exploited migrants, domestic servants, and sex trafficking of runaway and homeless youth are just a few of the many forms of sex trafficking and labor trafficking going on all …

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Author Doug Crenshaw to Present and Sign Copies of His Book

Provided by Savas Beatie LLC Author Doug Crenshaw will be presenting and signing copies of his book, Richmond Shall Not Be Given Up: The Seven Days’ Battles, June 25-July 1, 1862. The event is at 1:30 p. m. on Sunday, Oct. 8 at the Manassas Museum (9101 Prince William Street, Manassas). For more information visit manassasmuseum.org In the spring of 1862, the …

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National Book Festival is September 2

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) This year’s Library of Congress National Book Festival will take place on Saturday, September 2 at the Washington Convention Center. This free event is a wonderful opportunity for readers to ask their favorite authors where they get their inspiration for a particular storyline, character, or scene. Authors will give reading from their latest …

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MahoganyBooks partners with AfricanAncestry.com to host an Author Talk

Provided by MahoganyBooks MahoganyBooks, an online bookstore that specializes in books written for, by, or about people of the African Diaspora, is excited to partner with AfricanAncestry.com, the world leader in tracing maternal and paternal lineages of African descent, to bring MahoganyBooks presents an Author Talk & Book Signing with Michael Twitty to the Gateway Arts District in Mt. Rainier, …

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NOVA students complete prestigious internship program at Virginia Tech

Provided by Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Six students from Northern Virginia Community College participated in paid internships at Virginia Tech during summer 2017 through the National Institutes of Health Bridges to the Baccalaureate Scholars Program. The students are Tiffany Fabian and Gary Fortenberry of Manassas, Jeroko Greene of Gainesville, and Matthew Emanuel, Kareem Omeish and Muneeza Syed of Woodbridge. …

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PWCS Students Win Big at Literary Festival

Provided by Prince William County Schools Faadil Mohammed, a freshman at Osbourn Park High School, won first place at the Gaithersburg Book Festival with his short story, “Hell-th Insurance.” Colgan High School’s Shelby Bailey tied for third place and won Fan Favorite with her story, “Spotless.” Congratulations to all three PWCS students for making it to the finals and to …

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“Lavender Fields” by Natalina Reis set to release in July

Provided by Hot Tree Publishing Local author Natalina Reis, writer of Desert Jewel, is set to release a brand-new novel in July 2017 with Hot Tree Publishing. Reis’s exciting new M/M paranormal romance opens up the world of angels in a whole new light. Sky Heavensent may be able to fly and guide the souls of the recently departed to the …

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Author Appearances at Manassas Museum – June 2017

Provided by Savas Beatie LLC Authors Ryan Quint and Tom Clemens will be presenting and signing copies of their new books,  Determined to Stand and Fight: The Battle of Monocacy, July 9, 1864 (Quint) and The Maryland Campaign of 1862, Volumes III. Ryan Quint’s event is at 1:30 p. m. on Sunday, June 11 at the Manassas Museum (9101 Prince William Street, Manassas). For more information, visit manassasmuseum.org/. Tom Clemens’ event will be two …

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“Mommy, I Want to Dance”

Provided by Tasha Fuller In a beautiful story about perseverance and determination, Amira is encouraged to follow her passion for dance. Trying every dance she can imagine, Amira is discouraged when Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop and other traditional dances don’t quite hit the mark. Learn how Amira takes the road less traveled to find the dance that satisfies her soul. …

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