Charlaine Harris at a Book Launch Party at Ground Zero Blues Club

March 26, 2010 by  

Charlaine Harris fans are in for a real treat this Saturday, March 27, 2010 as Charlaine Harris will be joining other authors performing onstage at a book launching party at the Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

The book launch party and signing is for the short story collection entitled, “Delta Blues“, which features best-selling authors, such as Charlaine Harris, James Lee Burke, John Grisham, Ace Atkins and others. The foreword of the book is also written by Academy Award winning actor and Ground Zero co-owner Morgan Freeman.

To celebrate the event and literacy in Mississippi, the contributors in the book have formed a blues band called the “Blues Muse.” They will be performing at the Ground Zero Blues Club at 6 pm, followed by Blind Mississippi Morris later in the evening.

“The Blues Muse is made up of 15 project contributors who will be playing instruments and singing,” said Virginia Schafer, President of the Delta Writer’s Association (DWA), the organization of local writers who are hosting the event.

Forty percent of the proceeds from the sale of “Delta Blues” during the launch party this weekend will be given to the Rock River Foundation which is a grant-matching, charitable organization that strives to improve the level of education in the state of Mississippi founded by Morgan Freeman.  With every book sold in the future, $1 will be given to the foundation to help literacy.

“The Delta Writers Association is honored to be working with Rock River Foundation and these fabulously gifted authors,” said Schafer. “We are overwhelmed with their generosity and that of the publisher, Tyrus Books, to help bring literacy to the Delta. We hope that events like these will motivate the students of the Delta to explore journaling, writing, and other forms of creative expression.”

If you are in the area why not spend a Saturday evening supporting a worthy cause and having fun at the same time.  And you just might see Charlaine up on stage singing or playing an instrument!

The Ground Zone Blues Club is located at Ø Blues Alley next door to the Delta Blues Museum in the heart of historic downtown Clarksdale, Mississippi. Clarksdale is just 75 miles south of Memphis, TN.

For more information on the club you can visit their website here.

SOURCE:  The Clarksdale Press Register

(Photo credit:  charlaineharris.com)

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