Award- winning Savannah, Georgia-born author Aberjhani has been included among the authors participating in Local Author Day on March 27, 2022, from 1-4 p.m., in Lafayette Square across from the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist. The event is free and open to the public.
Aberjhani’s works as a writer and editor include memoirs, fiction, poetry, and history ranging from titles on the Harlem Renaissance to volumes on Civil War Savannah. He has also in recent years won recognition as an artist and photographer. He created a collection of images to support efforts to change the name of the Eugene Talmadge Bridge and much of his art in general reflects different social, political, and spiritual concerns.
“Like pretty much everybody else, I had to cancel different appearances over the past couple of years because of the pandemic,” said Aberjhani, “so hopefully Local Author Day can help me make up for some of those missed dates while also supporting what has become a major cultural arts happening.”
He added that due to ongoing supply chain issues, copies of his newest works are limited and readers wishing to purchase books or artwork should arrive early to do so.
Local Author Day began in 2013 and writers sign and sell their works for the occasion by invitation only. In addition to giving readers the opportunity to interact with area writers, the event also features the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home Parade, in recognition of O’Connor’s birth in Savannah and her worldwide literary influence. These and other activities help generate funds to support the nonprofit O’Connor Home’s various public programs. It is sponsored by the Home in partnership with The Book Lady Bookstore.
In the event of inclement weather on March 27, Local Author Day will take place April 3rd. For more information please email the Book Lady at Books@thebookladybookstore.com or phone 912- 233-3628.