First Friday Reading Series, November 2 is Life Hack Night

Join us every First Friday for the Art Walk in Highlandtown for live author readings by local writers and poets. Each month will feature a different genre, including Local Flavor, Science Fiction and more. Light beverages and snacks will be provided. Come out and explore the literature growing in your own back yard, and support your local authors, writers, and publishers.

When: November 2nd, 6 – 9PM (last reading of the season until April 2019!)Where: Dennis Moore’s Pottery Studio, corner of S. Conkling and Bank, 21224. Across from Rooftop Hot in Highlandtown.Enjoy local self-help authors share amazing Life Hacks. Stay for the Q&A at the end of the night. See more info on each writer below.

6:00pm Meet and greet6:45pm Gina Andreone Strauss
7:00pm Lynda Satre
7:15pm Tiffany Jean7:30pm Shaunna Jackson
8:00pm Author Q&A
For over 25 years, Gina Andreone Strauss has worked as a teacher and advisor in a variety of educational settings. Her advanced degrees in counseling and healing arts add a unique dimension to her teaching style and interactions with students and their families. She is an advocate for conscious parenting and is mindful of how our children serve as mirrors to us. Gina believes that much can be learned from life's experiences and recognizes the wealth of positive thought that can be gleaned from small day-to-day moments. She lives in Baltimore with her husband, two daughters and two obstinate cats.
Lynda Satre is the author of the book, Parenting Sensibly: Turning messes into successes. She is a mother to 10 children, former pediatric RN, and parenting coach who has had children in her 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s. Her mission is to help others by sharing wisdom acquired while navigating this imperfect, but wonderful parenting journey.
T. J. Butler was crowned Miss Virginia Beach in a shopping mall pageant when she was three, and she began writing shortly thereafter. She has worked in a variety of jobs from dishwasher to magician’s assistant to corporate office drone. She was a cat person until she was a dog person, and she lives on a sailboat with her husband and dog. She is a lifestyle blogger and a regular contributor to Tiny House Magazine.
Shaunna Jackson earned a B.A. degree in Psychology and Social Welfare Services, and is completing her second term of service in AmeriCorps. She served 5 years as Parish Pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, receiving the John Maxwell Million Leaders Mandate Certificate of Achievement in 2016, for exemplifying outstanding leadership by empowering, equipping and encouraging leaders. Shaunna is the author of two published books, and is the owner of the blog, Occupy Purpose. She is a graphic designer and personal development coach. Many hats, one purpose; encouraging people to pursue passions and live a life of faith and purpose.