Meet the author of ‘Three Dashes Bitters’ March 9 in Savannah
5:00 pm17:00

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

  • Armstrong State University

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.

Palaver editor at medical errors seminar
5:30 pm17:30

Palaver editor at medical errors seminar

  • Armstrong Center

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.