Waights Taylor Jr.
March 4, 2015

Lake County Friends of Mendocino College and the Friends of the Mendocino College Library are co-sponsoring a reading event featuring guest readers Armando Garcia-Dávila and Waights Taylor Jr. on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 2:00 PM in room 7050 at the Mendocino College Lake Center. The center is located at 2565 Parallel Drive in Lakeport. Admission to this event is free.

Garcia-Dávila, the Healdsburg Literary Laureate in 2002-2003, describes himself as a "blue-collar poet," as he expresses his wide-ranging thoughts rooted in his Mexican-American/Catholic upbringing.  His latest book, Profile: Poems and Stories, is a mix of humor, love, family and pathos.

Taylor, born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, is the author of the award-winning Our Southern Home, an examination of the Civil Rights movement. His latest book and first novel, Kiss of Salvation, is set in Alabama of the late 1940s, pairing a white homicide detective with a black private eye in a mystery sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. New York Times best-selling author Sheldon Siegel said this about Kiss, “The Kiss of Salvation takes us back to the dawn of the Civil rights movement in 1947 Birmingham. It’s a murder mystery, a history, and an in-depth study of evolving times in the American South. Deftly written and immensely readable, Taylor paints a picture of a complex era in American culture. Highly recommended.”

Be certain to mark your calendars for this free event that is sponsored by two affiliate organizations of the Mendocino College Foundation.  For more information about the event, call (707) 468-3051.