Sheila will present her novel "East of Mecca."
9:30 a.m. - Social
10:00 a.m. - Program
Members of The Woman's Club of Evanston and their guests are welcome. The fee is $10.00 each. More information is available at the The Woman's Club of Evanston's website.
I'll be doing a book reading at The Book Cellar for a Local Author Night. I will be joined by Scott Miles (sharing his collection of stories, The Downriver Horseshoe) and Jessica Vealitzek (reading from her new book, The Rooms Are Filled). Please join us if you can! You can grab a bite to eat and something to drink from the cafe while you're listening.
More information about the event can be found on The Book Cellar's website.
Sheila presented and read from "East of Mecca" at the Sinai Temple of Michigan City.
Here is how the Temple described the event on their Facebook:
"Yesterday, Sunday, 11/5, when author, Sheila Flaherty, presented and read from her novel, EAST OF MECCA ... based on her real life experience in Saudi Arabia.
First, Sheila is such a lovely lady. Relating the realities of her story very naturally reflected her truth, integrity, sensitivity, and talent ... all wrapped up in a poignant delivery. At times she brought the audience of women and men to pin-drop silence, and gasps of disbelief at learning more about gender apartheid in our world.
We cannot recommend this book more highly. It is sold at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The story may not be easy to digest, tho written so well ... words painting "visual" art. The story, however, is excellent and necessary to hear for our growing consciousness ... to face life's toughest truths, and act toward change.
Thank you Sheila! Thank you, Sharon Goodman, for bringing your friend to us. And thank you Sinai Sisterhood for arranging this wonderful community program. We look forward to many more quality events."
There are additional photos and more information posted on the Temple's Facebook.