Chicago, IL, July 12, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- Janis F. Kearney former personal diarist to President William J. Clinton will be the featured author at the third annual "Authors and Artists, an Afternoon of Literature and Culture" at the Marriott Hotel 625 S. Ashland in Chicago, IL on August 26th, 2006 from 1Pm to 5 PM .The event is presented by 220Communications.
The Arkansas native,writer, lecturer and oral historian-recently published Cotton Field of Dreams: A Memoir. One of 19 children born to Arkansas Delta sharecroppers, she served as personal diarist to President William Jefferson Clinton for five years during the Clinton Administration. Before that, she published the award-winning Arkansas State Press newspaper, founded by civil rights legends Daisy and L.C. Bates. Kearney is CEO of Writing Our World Press.
Kearney's second book, Conversations: William Jefferson Clinton... from Hope to Harlem, The oral biography centers on the authors' conversations with black Americans throughout the country about President Clinton's legacy - in particular, his lifelong fascination with America's race conflicts. The book is expected to be published early 2006.
She has appeared on national and local television, radio, and print media outlets- including NPR and public television, C-Span Book-TV, the Tavis Smiley Show, and local ABC, NBC, and CBS affiliate television news shows.
A portion of the proceeds from “Authors and Artists” will be donated to the Chicago Abused Women Coalition. Authors and Artists presents up and coming writers and artisans in an art/book fair. Over 20 writers and artisans from around the country will participate in the event . Sponsors include Kreations Arts, Alim Arts, Partiq, and Tapit Fame.
For more information call 1-866-533-9884 or visit the website www.authorsandartist.kreationsart.com .