Tuesday Literary Series 11

Tuesday Literary Series 11


Islands For Writers Publishing is proud to introduce its Tuesday Literary Series. This is a free monthly event featuring authors from the Inland Empire sharing their poetry, prose and insights into the creative writing culture.

Dan Bernstein was a columnist for the Press-Enterprise from 1982 until he retired in 2014. “Justice in Plain Sight” is this third book, preceded by “Emily and the Ostriches” and “The Tortoise and the Hare Race Again” – both children’s books.

James O. Harris, Jr. currently resides in Moreno Valley Ca, with his wife of 26 years and is the proud father of two. He is a law school graduate and a retiree from the California Department of Correction. He has been involved in law enforcement for over 30 years. Since his retirement in 2013 he has managed to keep himself involved in community work. He currently is the Library Commissioner, Vice Chairman of the city of Moreno Valley. He acts as a liaison between the City and the Community to promote literacy and address library concerns.

In addition, James is a member of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). He volunteers his time and assist the community in case of a catastrophic events and natural disaster. He also works with the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) in the city of Moreno Valley in Emergency preparedness drills. Including but not limited to exercises involving a terrorist attacks, Earthquakes and Airplane disaster exercises.

Lastly James volunteers to teach beginning Spanish to seniors at the local Senior Center in Moreno Valley during his free time. He is the author of his children’s book “Welcome to the adventures of Corey’s Courtroom.” He can be found reading to children at the main and satellite libraries around the Inland Empire. James conducts workshops and seminars throughout Southern California regarding the basics elements of writing an effective children’s story. Welcome to Corey’s Courtroom, will everyone please rise!

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