Monday, November 16, 2009

Book Signing, Dinner Theater Coming to Birds Of A Feather

The word "diva" typically conjures up thoughts of a high-maintenance, self-absorbed woman in high heeled shoes and donning excessive make-up. There may even be some costume jewelry involved. Well, a peak into the DeVa Gantt trilogy will definitely change those connotations for you, and perhaps even the way you spell the word.

DeVa Gantt are the writing duo of Deb and Val Gantt and they are anything but high-maintenance. These sisters will be coming to Darlington in February.

Birds Of A Feather will be hosting an author meet-and-greet coffee on February 12th. The authors will speak about their latest book, Forever Waiting.

Forever Waiting is the third book in the trilogy. A Silent Ocean Away and Decision and Destiny are currently for sale at Birds Of A Feather at the special price of $25 for both books.

The series is known as the Colette Trilogy. The first book, A Silent Ocean Away, introduces readers to the beautiful world of Charmantes. The two sequels, Decision and Destiny and Forever Waiting, continue the engrossing saga of the Duvoisin family. Narrated mostly through the third-person voice of protagonist Charmaine Ryan, a moral yet surprisingly independent girl with riotous curls, DeVa Gantt brings new meaning to the adage “nothing is exactly what it seems.”

"We're excited to have these authors come to town," said Sarah Jaillette of Birds Of A Feather. The authors are coming to Darlington through a partnership between Black Creek Arts Council, Birds Of A Feather, and Burry Bookstore. "We're hoping this is the beginning of a series of author signing events," stated Jaillette.

Linda Howle, also of Birds Of A Feather, and Bruce Douglas of Black Creek Arts Council (BCAC) are also excited about the event. "It's great to have accomplished writers coming into our store," stated Howle. Douglas added, "The authors came to us this go round." The Black Creek Arts Center hosted a luncheon for the authors in 2008. "They liked the area and wanted to return, " said Douglas.

The book signing will not be the only collaborative effort between Birds Of A Feather and BCAC in February 2010. A theatre group will be coming to Darlington to perform a mystery dinner theatre. More information about that event will be released soon.

Stop by Birds Of A Feather to pick up the first two books by DeVa Gantt and get prepared for the exciting event to be held on February 12th. Perhaps you will come away with a new definition of what it means to be a DeVa.

The mission of Black Creek Arts Council is to promote and foster the Arts in Darlington County. BCAC’s offices are housed in a state of the art 10,000 square foot facility at 116 West College Avenue in Hartsville, SC. BCAC offers a variety of programs including art classes of all styles, after-school activities, pre-school aged programs, private music lessons, and various types of gallery exhibits. BCAC also offers assistance with arts management, funding, education, and program coordination to arts and cultural organizations in Darlington County.

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