Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Local author to present interpretive program downtown

Last week, I wrote about local author and Arkansas historian Janis Percefull Kent, who's books, "Three Strangers Come to Call" and "Cedar Glades Express," are set in Hot Springs in the late 1800s.

Thanks to a program co-hosted by Garland County Historical Society and the Hot Springs Parks and Recreation Department, we now have an opportunity to see the author present herself as a character from the same time period. Janis will be giving an interpretive speech program at Kenneth Adair Memorial Park in downtown Hot Springs from 12:30-2:30 p.m. each Friday and Saturday through September 2; and from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on July 4 and September 4- 5.

During the event, Janis will discuss the historical development of Hot Springs and Americans' belief in the medical benefit of the area's thermal waters, according to a press release. For more information call 501-767-4779. Her books are available for purchase at Larkmartin & Co.

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