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Table Talk hosts children's book author-illustrator


Special to The Dispatch



Have you ever wanted to write or illustrate a children's book, but had no idea how to do it, or even where to start? Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library just might be able to help. The group will welcome popular children's book author Sarah Frances Hardy as the featured speaker at Wednesday's Table Talk: A Casual Visit with Books. Hardy will share with the audience her considerable insight into the fascinating field of children's literature. 


With a juris doctorate cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Law, a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from Davidson College and subsequent studies at Parson's School of Design in New York and Paris, Hardy, who lives in Oxford with her husband and three children, took an early retirement from practicing law to write and paint full-time.  


Her work has appeared in galleries throughout the southeast and in New York. Most recently she has redirected her creative juices towards writing and illustrating books for children, picture books, and middle grade and young adult novels. Her first book "Puzzled by Pink," which she both wrote and illustrated, was published in April 2012 by Viking Children's Books to much acclaim. Her new title, "Paint Me," will be issued from the same company in April of 2014.  


Join Hardy and the Friends of the Library for what promises to be a very informative event and see how you, too, can make your dream of writing a children's book come true. 


Bring-your-own-bag lunch will start at 11.30 a.m. in the Main Conference Room of the library located at 314 Seventh St. N., in Columbus. Iced tea will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Hardy will begin speaking promptly at noon. All are welcome; there is no charge.



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