Thursday, April 2, 2009

Author Luncheon: Todd Johnson

On Thursday, April 9, 2009, Burry Bookstore and Black Creek Arts Center are co-hosting a book and author luncheon from 12 noon until 2:00 pm. Musician, producer, and author Todd Johnson will be sharing his southern novel The Sweet By and By.

Dubbed as a cross between Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias, this is the story of five women, in different stages of life, living in a small town in North Carolina. They cross paths and share their joys and sorrows as friendships are forged between them. The release date for the book is February 17, 2009.

Todd Johnson grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill with honors in history and receiving his masters from Yale Divinity School. Todd has enjoyed a successful career as a musician and producer. He has performed with a long roster of major artists, including Garth Brooks, Celine Dion, Tony Bennett, Marc Anthony, Barry Manilow, Al Jarreau, Michael Bolton, Sarah Brightman and Natalie Cole. In 2006 he received a Tony Award nomination as a producer of The Color Purple on Broadway. You can visit his website at THIS LINK.

The luncheon will be held in the Gallery at Black Creek Arts Center at 116 West College Avenue. Tickets are $35 and include the book, lunch catered by Bizzell's Food and Spirits, as well as the opportunity to chat with Todd and have your book signed. Tickets go on sale Thursday, February 26, 2009, and may be purchased at Burry Bookstore and Black Creek Arts Center. Please make checks payable to Burry Bookstore.

Please call 843-332-2511 for more information or

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