The Zonta Club of Austin invites you to join us for lunch and dialogue with local authors.
Saturday, September 28, 2013, 12pm
Saturday, September 28, 2013, 12pm
George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center
1165 Angelina St Austin, TX 78702 - Map
Tickets are $50 available at zontaaustin.eventbrite.com
(tax deductible portion of ticket is $25). Bookstore will be on site.
Our fantastic line up of Authors will be:
Peggy Kelsey – The Afghan Woman’s Project
Angela Smith - Steel Drums and Steel Band: A History
John Fincher – Hooray for Pete; Broken Wings and Mended Dreams
Larry Simons – Journey to Wholeness
Download PDF of flyer here: Authors-Lunch-flyer-v1.pdf
More about the authors:
Peggy Kelsey - Peggy Kelsey received degrees in social work and education before undertaking extensive world travels. A professional photographer and resident of the Austin area since 1980, Peggy was privileged to meet with a delegation of 14 Afghan women who passed through Austin, Texas in the fall of 2002. The strength, humor and resiliency of the women she met was contrary to the media image (at the time) of Afghan women as helpless victims. This dichotomy inspired Peggy to create the Afghan Women’s project and in August and September of 2003, Peggy spent 6 weeks in Afghanistan and returned with portraits and stories of 40 Afghan women.
Angela Smith - Angela Smith is a native Texan and award winning writer and working musician. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas and is a former reporter for the Associated Press. Executive Director Emeritus of the Writers' League of Texas, Smith is now a full-time freelancer. When she's not writing, editing or gigging as a pan player, cellist or pianist, you can find her gazing through a telescope at star clusters, galaxies and nebulae, talking politics, or working on her next book ROCKING' WOMEN DRUMMERS: A HISTORY for Scarecrow Press. Angela is a long-time member of the Zonta Club of Austin.
John Fincher - John Fincher is an entrepreneur with over thirty years
of business experience having started, bought, merged and sold companies. John was a founder in a startup company that grew to
50 million dollars in revenue in a five-year period as he managed five of the business locations in the southwest. After the
business sold to a Fortune 500 company, John provided sales and marketing consulting. Later after buying and merging one last
company, he decided to help others achieve their goals by providing business brokerage and merger and acquisition advisory to
entrepreneurs looking to sell their companies. John is currently serving as the President of the Texas Association of Business
Brokers Austin Chapter.
Although creativity often helps get deals to the finish line, John primarily exercises the right-half of his brain with creative writing. To date, two of his children’s books have been published and he plans to start his own publishing company for two other children’s books already written as well as an adult religious fiction book. John’s other interests include church related activities, golf, reading, music, an avid sports fan and spending time with his family and friends.
Larry Simons - Larry Simons rose from humble beginnings in Texas to become a highly successful and respected salesman in the corporate world. Beloved by family, friends, and colleagues, Larry is known for his eternal optimism, personal integrity, positive attitude and unwavering faith. Larry was also the survivor of four family deaths by suicide, including those of his father, uncle, stepfather, and precious daughter, Cammie. Larry and his wife Debbie live in Austin, Texas.
More about Zonta:
Zonta International is a worldwide service organization of executives in business and the professions working together to advance the status of women. Nearly 33,000 members belong to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 68 countries and geographic areas.
The Zonta Club of Austin was organized on May 30, 1951. The club provides service to the Austin community by funding services that help women and children; provides scholarships to young women in business, public affairs, and contributes to graduate level fellowships for women in Areo-space engineering fields. The club also raises money for International service projects to advance the status of women worldwide.
Zonta International and it's member clubs seek to:
Provide service globally and locally
Improve the legal, political, economic, health, educational and professional status of women
Work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of executives in business and the professions
Promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms
Be united internationally to foster high ethical standards, implement service programs, and provide mutual support and fellowship for members who serve their communities, their nations and the universe