The Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library are proud to present an afternoon with best-selling local author Terry Kay at the Athens-Clarke County Library on Sunday, October 13. This Café au Libris event will take place in the Library’s Appleton Auditorium at 3:00 p.m., followed by a reception in the library’s Multipurpose rooms.
Kay will share his thoughts on writing and reflect on the literary heritage of Georgia. He will also read from and discuss his new book, “The Seventh Mirror,” which he wrote for young readers but is appealing to all ages.
In “The Seventh Mirror,” Kay introduces readers to Fergus Greybar the Fourth, who travels the countryside in a wagon of carnival mirrors, pulled by two magnificent white horses named Look and See. As the Mirror Man, he is welcomed everywhere by children who delight in seeing themselves take on strange and funny shapes when looking into the six mirrors that line the inside of his wagon. But there is another mirror, one of great magic—the Seventh Mirror. In it, children see themselves not as they are, but as they wish to be. It is the magic of the Seventh Mirror that the Mirror Man uses to return a young runaway girl named Sarah to her village of Whistletown, where she makes the revealing discovery of the importance of home.
Kay is a member of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame and a four-time Author of the Year from the Georgia Writers Association. In 2011, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Writers Association, and he was honored last year with the Best Friend of Georgia Libraries Award. He has published 14 works of fiction, including the internationally popular “To Dance with the White Dog,” and more recently, “The Book of Marie,” “Bogmeadow’s Wish,” and “The Greats of Cuttercane.” Three of his novels have been brought to life as Hallmark Hall of Fame movies.
Copies of selected Kay novels will be
available for purchase and signing at the Café au Libris event. A portion of the proceeds will go to
support special programs and materials at the Library. For more information
about this fascinating author, visit his web site by clicking here, or The New Georgia Encyclopedia online.
For more information about the event, please
call (706) 613-3650 or click here.