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Book Signing with Steve Gorman

Steve Gorman of the The Black Crowes will be at Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library to sign and sell copies of his memoir “Hard to Handle: The Life and Death of The Black Crowes.” This memoir is the first account of the band’s story.

Below is the publisher’s press release about Gorman’s fascinating book:
“With hits like “Hard to Handle,” “She Talks to Angels,” and “Remedy,” The Black Crowes topped the charts and reigned supreme over the radio waves for more than two decades. They were on the cover of Rolling Stone, MTV played their videos 24/7, and Generation X re-discovered the power of classic rock and blues by digging into multi-platinum classics like Shake Your Money Maker and The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion.

However, stardom proved fleeting for The Black Crowes, and their success slowly dwindled as the band members got caught up in the rock star world and lost sight of their musical ambition. Despite the drinking, drugs, and incessant fighting between Chris and Rich Robinson (two of the angriest brothers in rock and roll), the band continued to tour. On any given night, they could be the best band you ever saw—or the most combative. Then, one last rift in 2013 proved too insurmountable to overcome. After that, the Black Crowes would fly no more.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Steve Gorman is a founding member of The Black Crowes as well as his current band, Trigger Hippy. He has created and hosted two nationally syndicated radio shows. Hard to Handle is his first book. He lives in Nashville with his wife and two kids. Steven Hyden is the author of Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me and Twilight of the Gods. His work has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Grantland, The. A.V. Club, Uproxx, and The Ringer.”

Local Author Book Signing with Wendy Westerfield

Join your friends at Chick-fil-A for a local author book signing! Wendy Westerfield will be signing her second book in the Adventures with Piggy Series. This newly published children’s book is about Having Courage and Overcoming Fear. She will also have her first book available. This book is great for Birthdays, Christmas, Valentines, Baby Gifts!

Local Author Book Signing with Lisa Winter and Bill Harlan

Gracious Me! has something extra special planned for Saturday, November 23rd! Between 10:00 am-2:00 pm, authors Lisa Winter and Bill Harlan will be at the shop signing their new book, Angel’s Christmas.

Bill is in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and will also be playing his very historic guitar! And there will be book giveaways! You won’t want to miss this event! Mark your calendars!

Q&A and Book Signing with Eric Coleman

Join your friends at The Bruce for a book signing, “Not By Accident”, with local author Eric Coleman. Come be inspired as Eric shares his story of faith, family, discipline and determination. Hear him discuss how he went from a small western Kentucky town to a successful career as an engineer, business executive and entrepreneur.

Books will be available for purchase at the event. Eric will sign all books purchased pre-event and onsite.

History on Tap “all about bell”

Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County at our next History on Tap program at Hopkinsville Brewing Company on Friday, February 22 at 6:30 pm. In honor of Black History Month, we will learn “all about bell.”

Writing under the pen name bell hooks, Gloria Watkins is a Hopkinsville native who has gained national recognition as an author, academic, feminist, and social activist. Inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame in 2018, hooks has published close to 40 books. Local educator Gwenda Motley will share on the life and works of this influential woman.

Fall Round Table Reading Series – Author Claudia Love Mair

Claudia Love Mair will read from her latest book, Don’t You Fall Now. Her memoir is a lyrical exploration of what it means for a mentally ill mother to care for a mentally ill and brain injured son. Told in sparse prose, the chapters are intentionally short, meditative, and intense. The result is a captivating story that is raw, real, and ultimately hopeful.

Claudia Love Mair of Lexington, Kentucky is the critically acclaimed author of the Amanda Bell Brown mysteries, the Exorsistah series, and the Christy Award-nominated Zora and Nicky: A Novel in Black and White.

Ms. Mair is also a mental health advocate and holds an MFA in writing from Spalding University.

The reading is free and open to all. Pizza and sodas will be provided.