‘Three Dashes Bitters’ to be featured at the Louisiana Book Festival
Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

‘Three Dashes Bitters’ to be featured at the Louisiana Book Festival

Three Dashes Bitters and author Jack Simmons will be featured at the 14th annual Louisiana Book Festival on Saturday, October 28.

Simmons, a philosophy professor now based in Savannah, Ga., attended Mandeville High School in Louisiana as well as Louisiana State University and Tulane University, where he completed his graduate degrees.

Simmons will read from, discuss, and sign copies of his book, a wild bro-mantic comedy (complete with cocktail recipes!) set in New Orleans.

Envisioned as the third book in an “accidental” trilogy initiated with Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer and John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of DuncesThree Dashes Bitters offers a colorful cast of cheeky characters in search of friendship, love, and human happiness. Within their dizzying, twenty-four-hour escapades throughout NOLA, Simmons also explores the universal struggle for individual meaning.

Hard copies of Three Dashes Bitters will be available for purchase at the event. Both print and eBook versions also may be purchased via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers.

For more information, please contact the Louisiana Book Festival (see also the Louisiana Book Festival's contact page).

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Meet the author of ‘Three Dashes Bitters’ July 28 in Savannah
Jul
28
7:00 PM19:00

Meet the author of ‘Three Dashes Bitters’ July 28 in Savannah

Meet author Jack Simmons on Friday, July 28, at 7 p.m. as part of a local authors' night at the Barnes and Noble in the Oglethorpe Mall (7804 Abercorn Ext. 72, Savannah, Georgia, 31406).

Simmons will read from and sign copies of his book, a wild bro-mantic comedy (complete with cocktail recipes!) set in New Orleans. Envisioned as the third book in an “accidental” trilogy initiated with Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer and John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of DuncesThree Dashes Bitters offers a colorful cast of cheeky characters in search of friendship, love, and human happiness. Within their dizzying, twenty-four-hour escapades, Simmons, who is a professor of philosophy, also explores the universal struggle for individual meaning.

Hard copies of Three Dashes Bitters will be available for purchase at the event. Both print and eBook versions also may be purchased online via Barnes & Noble.

For more information, please contact Barnes & Noble at (912) 353-7757.

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Meet the author of ‘Three Dashes Bitters’ March 9 in Savannah
Mar
9
5:00 PM17:00

Meet the author of ‘Three Dashes Bitters’ March 9 in Savannah

Meet author Jack Simmons on Thursday, March 9, at 5 p.m. as part of Armstrong State University’s Caucus for Equality & Progress (ACEP) author signing event.

Following a wine and cheese reception, Simmons will discuss and sign copies of his recent novel, Three Dashes Bitters, the third book in an “accidental” trilogy started by Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer and John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces.

Three Dashes Bitters offers a “bro-mantic,” philosophical comedy about friendship, love, and human happiness, using the eternal city of New Orleans as a backdrop to explore universal struggles for individual meaning.

The event, which will be held in the Savannah Ballroom on the second floor of the Armstrong Student Union, is sponsored by ACEP, the Office of the Provost, and the Office of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion. It will feature other local authors, including:

  • Michael Hall, Historical Dictionary of Haiti
  • Otis Johnson, From “N-word” to Mr. Mayor: Experiencing the American Dream
  • Thomas Meaghern, Financing Armed Conflict
  • Nancy Remler, Show Me a Kindness
  • Lesley Roessing, Bridging the Gap: Reading Critically and Writing Meaningfully to Get to the Core
  • Nalanda Roy, The South China Sea Disputes: Past, Present and Future

For more information, please contact the Office of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion, (912) 344-3152.

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Palaver editor at medical errors seminar
Sep
10
5:30 PM17:30

Palaver editor at medical errors seminar

Leigh E. Rich, PhD, editor in chief at Palaver, will participate in an inter-professional healthcare panel on the prevention of medical errors as part of an “Engaging the Patient Experience” seminar. Developed by a student chapter of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and hosted by the College of Health Professions at Armstrong State University, the seminar features Helen Haskell, founder of Mothers Against Medical Error. Co-panelists include Julia Mikell, MD, director of Quality Performance at St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital; Janet Jonah, MPH, MHA, vice president of Quality and Patient Safety at Memorial University Medical Center; and Bruce Barragan, LFACHE, former president and CEO of McLeod Health in Florence, South Carolina, USA.

Rich is also the editor in chief of the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, published by Springer, and an associate professor of public health. She teaches courses in health communication, public health ethics, and legal issues in the healthcare environment and has recently collaborated on papers examining medical errors and apology laws.

Community members are welcome. Admission is free, and preregistration is not required. Light refreshments will be provided.

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