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Author Jason Bost Discusses Race in America at Prallsville Mills Event

Posted by on Nov 5, 2017 in author, books, In The News | 0 comments

Race in America isn’t a simple black and white issue for Jason Bost, author of White Nigger. His new autobiography shares intimate details of what life was like for him growing up bi-racial in impoverished America. A teen dad, high school dropout and convicted drug dealer, Bost eventually finds his way to a career as a successful entertainment industry executive, eventual law school graduate, and college professor. This is an explosively emotional and inspirational journey exploring the ups & downs of growing up bi-racial in America. Born just a few years after the Supreme Court held discrimination against interracial marriage unconstitutional, the author takes you from his time as an impoverished youth, living in a predominantly white neighborhood, to his move to the inner city and predominately black school system. From being called ‘nigger’ in the white neighborhood to fighting daily for being attacked and called ‘white boy’ in the black neighborhoods. From the brutal murders of friends and family members, to providing an insider’s look at the author’s time in the entertainment industry, working on projects that went on to win Grammy Awards and garner numerous Gold, Platinum and Diamond records. This is an American Dream story centered on the direct impact of race in America. “Change requires dialogue. Nothing changes without a conversation, be it with oneself, with a higher power, with a significant other, a neighbor, a community or the world. I am determined to do what I can to further the dialogue about race in this country and I invite anyone interested to join me.” – Jason C. Bost Join Jason Bost for a conversation on race in America on Tuesday, November 14 at 7:30pm at the Prallsville Mills in Stockton. This event is being cosponsored by The Book Garden in Frenchtown and the Hunterdon County Anti-Racism Coalition. To reserve a copy of White Nigger and RSVP, contact@bookgarden.biz; 908-996-2022. The event is free and open to the public; however donations to support Prallsville Mills are encouraged and a portion of proceeds from all book sales will be donated back to Prallsville. The Prallsville Mills complex in Stockton, is considered a significant example of early American industrial architecture that was included on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Today, the Mill proudly features cultural and historic events for the entire community. Visit them online at www.prallsvillemills.org or follow them on...

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Holiday Cheer at The Book Garden

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in | 0 comments

We could all use a little more holiday cheer this season! Join us at The Book Garden on Wednesday, Dec. 14th from 5pm to 7pm for refreshments, and a few fun giveaways too!

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Local Authors Salon Oct. 10th

Posted by on Sep 24, 2015 in In The News | 0 comments

Come meet authors in the neighborhood. Hear their story. Share yours. Saturday, Oct. 10 starting at 5pm. Refreshments will be provided by our favorite olive oil and specialty shop, Olive With a Twist and The Book Garden Here is our guest list of authors so far and you never know who else might stop in for a glass of wine and a little conversation! Kimberly Borin is an author, counselor, retreat leader, and yoga teacher. She believes that we all have stories to tell and when we share them, we inspire countless others. She is the author of the three Laughter Salad books and the Angel Pages series of books. Jacqui Boulter lives in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, with her husband David and their three children.  She has a passion for horses and loves riding carousels, old and new.  She never forgot the magic of catching her first brass ring at The Flying Horses Carousel on Martha’s Vineyard years ago, and that experience inspired her book, Where Horses Fly. Denny Daikeler is a retired Interior Designer and an ordained Interfaith Minister.  She is the author of What Color is Your Slipcover and Messages. She also was the designer on AM Philadelphia from 1980-1985.  She lives in Milford, NJ. Rick Epstein, who has lived in Frenchtown since 1977, is the author of Rookie Dad and The Right Number of Kids. His funny-dad column has appeared in 179 publications in 46 states, Canada and Australia. He was editor of Frenchtown’s Delaware Valley News, and managing editor of the Hunterdon County Democrat. Seth A. Grossman teaches about partnership governance and community development/management at Rutgers University-The State University of New Jersey, and established a community and business development and management company. He also is a jazz, blues and folk singer. The Neologist: On the Edge of Droxis is his first novel. Therése Halscheid is author of five poetry collections, including Uncommon Geography and Frozen Latitudes. Her poetry and essays have appeared in many journals. An itinerant writer, she writes on the road and has taught in unusual locales including the far north of Alaska where she lived with an Eskimo tribe. Judy Glattstein has authored eight books on gardening and one, Preserving Memories, about making sweet preserves. She’s been published in numerous magazines and teaches at New York Botanical Garden and for Cook College of Rutgers University in their Office of Continuing Professional Education. When she isn’t writing or teaching, she’s in her garden. Roberta Kroll is the author of First Friends and Queen of Sheba which is part of the: Bridle Path Farm Horse Lover’s Series. Roberta was raised in a loving family in Lahaska and Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania. She was an only child but was never bored or looking for ways to spend time. Her mother, Bernice Smith, did the daily farm chores of the family farm, which was located in what is now known as Peddlers Village. The original house and barn, where Roberta’s grandparents lived, still stands today. Mark Lyons will read from his short story collection, Brief Eulogies at Roadside Shrines, recently published by Wild River Books. Mark is also author of Espejos y Ventanas/Mirrors and Windows, Oral Histories of Mexican Farmworkers and Their Families. He is director of the Philadelphia Storytelling Project. Kimberly Nagy is a poet, professional writer, and dedicated reader who has interviewed a number of leading thinkers, including Academy-Award winning filmmaker, Pamela Tanner Boll, playwright Emily Mann, and biologist and novelist, Sunetra Gupta. She is cofounder of Wild River Review. She will read a piece from her forthcoming book: Triple Quest (Known as Triple Goddess Trials in the Chapters on Wild River Review). Val Sivilli is an...

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