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Book Signing Held
Houston County Courier - June 2008
The John H. Wootters Crockett Library hosted a book signing on Saturday, June 28 featuring poet and author Vivian Grant.
The more than 30 people who gathered in the library auditorium enjoyed hearing Ms. Grant read her poems and a story during the 10 a.m. event.
Ms. Grant was raised in the Hopewell Community just south of Crockett.
Following graduation from high school, she resided for 21 years in Sacramento, Calif.
For the past 10 years she has made her home in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Her romance with literature and performing budded when she learned to read at the age of 4 at the GudeBlye School.
Soon she was making up tall tales for her father.
Her first poetic offering, "Selfish," was published in the national Library of Poetry's Anthology, "A Sea of Treasures" in 1995.
In 2000, she published a collection of poems and musings called "Don't You See!"
The title was taken from her father's favorite phrase when he was excited about something being told to him.
In 2001 and 2002, two short plays written by Ms. Grant, entitled "Justice on Trial" and "You Want me to do what?" were performed in Fountain, Colo.
"Tales From the Farm" is a collection of memories of life in rural Houston County during the 1950s and 1960s.
Partly autobiographical in nature, partly pictorial family history, it purports to be like no other book in that it represents such personal tidbits of the author's life.